It’s that time of the year again when we get to grab a coat and a loved one and saunter over, in splendid style, to the rooftop of The Montalbán Theatre on 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood, or the LEVEL rooftop terrace on 888 S. Olive Street in Los Angeles, to take part in the multifaceted fun of the Rooftop Cinema Club.
Frankly, it’s the ideal night out for the 18-and-over crowd, who can experience films in the lovely and cool open air, for affordable tickets beginning at only $19. With an adjustable headset allowing for customized volume, along with comfortable deck chairs to sit in while enjoying cocktails, well-crafted street food, candy, and, of course, blissfully buttered popcorn, there are a varied selection of films to choose from through the end of May at the two R.C.C. locations. These are slated to include ones that are timeless (universal and cult classics), commercially recognized, underrated, Oscar-appreciated, a celebration of women in film, and much more.
For those who might be inclined to snuggle up under the stars atop The Montalbán, which also boasts pristine audio and Canon 4K projection, the season opener on April 4th – I, Tonya — is as great a choice as any. It features superb performances by Margot Robbie, and Academy Award-winner Allison Janney, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harding’s mother.
Other selected highlights of The Montalbán’s schedule, among an abundance of choices, include Raiders of the Lost Ark on April 6th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi on April 11th, The Notebook on April 13th, Baby Driver and a talkback with the film’s sound editor (Julian Slater) on April 14th, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on April 19th, Fast Times at Ridgemont High on April 21st, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and a Q&A with its writer/creator Robin Schiff on April 24th, Phantom Thread on April 27th, the 4K restoration of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on April 28th, Some Like It Hot on May 1st, Midnight Run on May 4th, Dunkirk on May 5th, Do the Right Thing on May 8th, The Shape of Water on May 12th, Charade on May 15th, Top Gun on May 19th, Blade Runner and a Q&A with film journalist Paul Sammon on May 25th-26th, and finally, Back to the Future on May 30th to close out The Montalbán’s season.
The ritzy LEVEL rooftop, which is reminiscent of the finest luxury, and just steps away from the hub of DTLA, will also be a prime-time destination to be at when The Big Lebowski opens there on April 6th.
The Jeff Bridges-John Goodman cult hit will be followed by a series of marvelous movie nights such as Drive on April 10th, Frances Ha on April 11th, Heat on April 13th, Coco on April 18th, Lady Bird on April 19th, Blade Runner: 2049 on April 21st, The Greatest Showman on April 25th, Thor: Ragnarok on April 26th, The Silence of the Lambs on April 28th, Goodfellas on May 2nd, Sleepless in Seattle on May 3rd, Pulp Fiction on May 5th, Battle of the Sexes on May 8th, Pretty Woman on May 9th, The Post on May 12th, It on May 16th, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on May 22nd, The Godfather on May 25th, The Dark Knight on May 26th, and lastly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the exciting action-drama Brick on May 31st.
For the complete lineup of films at both The Montalbán and LEVEL locations, please visit: rooftopcinemaclub.com/la/