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Cinespia Returns This Weekend!

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LA Magazine has already crowned it one of the best things about living in LA. If you've ever tried to drive down Santa Monica Blvd. around Gower on a Saturday night, you'll quickly find out what thousands of Angelenos already know: there's no better way to spend a Saturday night than with a picnic and a bottle of wine in the middle of a cemetery, watching a classic film. In fact, Cinespia's weekly summer film showings have become so popular that it's best to arrive several hours early (by public transportation if you can get it; parking's a bitch!), friends and pic-a-nic basket in tow.

The season begins this weekend with a showing of a lost Billy Wilder classic, "Ace in the Hole," which was a critical and commercial failure upon its release, but has since regained some acclaim for its ruthless depiction of corruption and yellow journalism. Future screenings include "The Party" and "The Hunger."

Photo by Valerita via Flickr.