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Electric Dusk Drive-In Finds A New Home In Fashion District

Electric Dusk Drive-In has a new home and a new view (via Facebook)
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Good news: the Electric Dusk Drive-In—recently booted out of its location at 4th and Broadway (thanks to the forces of gentrification)—was able to find a new spot in the Fashion District (also thanks to gentrification).

Electric Dusk Drive-in (formerly Devil's Night Drive-In) used to be held at the top of the two-story garage in the historic core and projected on an inflatable screen, but that garage is slated for development. The folks who run the event were able to reach out to fans for suggestions about where to move. They quickly found a new home in the Fashion District that is also slated for development—but not for a couple years at least.

The Electric Dusk Drive-In is being moved to San Julian Street, where a massive new mixed-use development is in the works. The new landlord Peter Fleming told the Los Angeles Times: "I wanted to preserve that activity for the community. It would be dreadful to lose that."

Fleming is president of City Market, which is a massive development that could cost as much as $1 billion and is bordered by San Julian, San Pedro, 9th and 12th streets. It will include hotels, offices, apartments and even a college campus. But for right now Fleming thought it would be a good temporary home for a drive-in.

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The 1990 gangster flick "Goodfellas" screens at its new home at 1000 San Julian Street on April 27 at 8 pm. Get your tickets here.

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