Break out the blankets and beach chairs, but check those umbrellas at the door... the outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on Third Street Promenade with a full slate of films across the genre spectrum. In celebration of Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary, what was once a four-night film affair is now a six-night series beginning at 8:30p.m. on Friday, July 11, and continuing each Friday through August 15. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot.
Produced by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., this summer's movies were selected online by popular vote for the first time since Cinema on the Street's debut in 2011. A film genre was assigned to each screening, with two nights devoted to 1989 classics that share the same birth year as Third Street Promenade. Leading off the series is the midsummer staple Field of Dreams, and its iconic mantra 'If you build it, they will come'... a fitting parallel to the chance taken on Third Street Promenade's own conception 25 years ago.
Cinema on the Street presents:
Field of Dreams
(1989) July 11
The Wizard of Oz
(Musical) July 18
(Comedy) July 25
(Oscar Winner) August 1
How to Train Your Dragon
(Animated) August 8
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(1989) August 15
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About The Third Street Promenade 25th Anniversary
Created Locally. Celebrated Globally.
2014 marks Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary, and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has prepared a summer’s worth of events to celebrate the monumental occasion for the beloved public street. The calendar includes Picnic on the Promenade, a six-week Cinema on the Street series, a Promenade Symposium on its evolution, and a grand two-day party in September.
About Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.)
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is a private non-profit 501c(3) that works with the City of Santa Monica to manage services and operations in Downtown Santa Monica that promote economic stability, growth and community life within Downtown Santa Monica. DTSM, Inc. manages the Property-based Business Assessment District (PBAD) that encompasses the area bounded by Ocean Avenue (W), Wilshire Boulevard (N), 7th Court (E) and the Santa Monica Freeway (S). For more info, please visitwww.downtownsm.com