FEATURES: This graveyard is the final resting place for many luminaries for the Golden Age of Hollywood, making it one of the more interesting Los Angeles landmarks for those with a Gothic frame of mind. Hollywood Forever Cemetery also features an impressive array of architectural styles, everything from Victorian to Egyptian Revival to Art Deco.
SCREENINGS: Cinespia presents a series of summer screenings every year, projected outdoors. In keeping with the cemetery setting, many of the films are horror classics from yesteryear (JAWS, THE SHINING, etc.) Since this is an outdoor venue, it is recommended that you bring a blanket, pillows, and a picnic. The fine Los Angeles weather means you will seldom if ever get rained out, but popular films can attract a sell-out crowd, so arrive early. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chairs are permitted, but not tall chairs – you don’t want to block the view of those sitting behind you. Screening Prices: $10 donation tickets available at gate. $5 parking.
- The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles conducts an annual walking tour during on one day in the month of October, giving a glimpse of the “final resting place of saints, scoundrels and sinners who called Hollywood their home.” Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bottled water are recommended for the two-and-a-half-hour tour, which departs at 20-minute intervals from 10:00am to noon. Price is usually $20.
- Film historian Karen Bible presents the Cemetery of the Stars Tour at semi-regular intervals, usually a couple times a month, rain or shine. Cemetery of the Stars offers a historic overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents. Less frequently, Bible also offers The Jewish Heritage Tour and The Hidden Hollywood Tour. The two-hour tours begin at the flower shop, rain or shine, at noon. Price is $12; parking is free.
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