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Summer Screening Series Remembers a Hollywood Favorite
In what turned out to be an unhappy coincidence of timing, the Hollywood Outdoor Cinema presented a screening of the classic 1986 teen flick about love, class consciousness and the prom, Pretty in Pink. The film's screenwriter, Johh Hughes, died suddenly last Thursday in NYC at 59, which has prompted a wave of cinematic nostalgia, many of whom made their way to the parking lot of the empty Circuit City on Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake this weekend to attend the screening.
That included LAist Featured Photos pool contributor Joits, who noted of the event: "with his recent passing, this felt like a good way to remember him by gathering with other fans to watch one of his most popular movies. lots of people came wearing pink or dressed as duckie or in prom outfits," and that the writer's death "made this casual event seem more than just a regular screening, it almost became a sort of tribute or a gathering of his fans to watch one of his most popular movies."
Upcoming screenings in the summer series are: Saturday, August 15: Shaun of the Dead; Friday, August 21: Fight Club; Saturday, August 29: Blade Runner, the Director's Cut. All screenings start at 9, doors open at 7:30. Suggested donation is $10. Bring seats, blankets, friends, and food.