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Preview: Downtown Drive-In Hosted by Devil’s Night

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By Jonathan Peters

Devil’s Night, a Los Angeles production company and radio station, starts its drive-in summer series this Saturday night with the John Hughes’ classic Pretty in Pink. The summer series continues with two films per month into September. Located on an elevated parking lot downtown, the drive-in offers a needful escape from summer in the city. Patrons have the option of driving in and staying in the car or enjoying the film on Astroturf provided by staff. According to Devil’s Night owner Morgan Higby Night, the lot, located on Broadway and Fourth, “has this great feeling of seclusion and a great view of the skyline.”

Since 2006, Night has been choosing quirky, yet accessible, films for the series. In his words, “I generally steer toward the cult classics.” Some films this summer include Labyrinth (featuring a still scary David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King), Pulp Fiction and Rushmore. Night is particularly excited about the People’s Choice movie, which voters get to decide. While there are three in the running, he is gunning for Grease 2, a campy classic that admittedly lacks both John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the origina,l but features a very young Michele Pfeifer in a classy performance. Voting begins June 14th and the winner plays August 14th. Whichever film you choose, the Devil’s Night Drive-In promises to be a good time and another reason to make it downtown this summer.

Devil's Night Drive-In
240 W. 4th St., Los Angeles
$10