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New Summer Fest Combos Outdoor Movies & Food Trucks

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At the Grilled Cheese Truck (more photos here) | Danielle Directo/LAist

At the Grilled Cheese Truck (more photos here) | Danielle Directo/LAist
Sick of eating from delicious food trucks? Hate great films shown on large outdoor screens in public parks under the night sky? Can’t stand good deals? If so, it’s safe to say you’d better pack this summer in already, because the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest has just arrived.

LAist has always had love for the food truck scene, and is simply a drop in the bucket when it comes to all the praise splashed on Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, so it’s no wonder we’re looking forward to the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest (OCFF) as it sets up cinematic shop around our local city parks. This Saturday at Grand Hope Park downtown will feature some truly iconic LA love: Swingers. Following Saturdays include more fan favorites with a curated LA bent: The Big Lebowski and Pulp Fiction, anyone? (OK, so The Princess Bride and Moulin Rouge don’t really fit, but you get the idea). Combined with these films, of course, is a rotating mob of food trucks, from Grill ‘Em All to the Slice Truck, Frysmith, Grilled Cheese, and World Fare on down.

Keep in mind, there is a ‘grounds fee’ of $8 a head, so bring cash for yourself and the trucks. And unlike Cinespia, this show will be rotating various weeks between Grand Hope Park downtown, Exposition Park by USC, and even a stop off at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills, so don’t get confused and end up in park by yourself. Otherwise, add the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest to a growing list of great summer activities in our fine city.

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Outdoor Cinema Food Fest
Saturdays through August
6p - 11p: $8 at the 'door'

Photo courtesy OCFF.