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Cheap Date: Hollywood Roosevelt Screens "Legend" For Free

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Strapped for cash, but want to make your date think you're a big Hollywood baller? Head on over to the Hollywood Roosevelt for their weekly movie screenings by the Tropicana pool. Every Monday, the historic Hollywood hotel picks a movie, then pairs it with appropriate cocktail and food deals. It's one of the few times that you don't have to show a room key in order to gain entry to the iconic palm-tree lined pool.

Last week they screened "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," with guest host Jack McBrayer. Signature cocktails included the Ferris' Ferrari (Kanon organic vodka with strawberry puree), mini "deep dish" pizzas, and Von Stuben Day potato fritters with sauerkraut. Tonight they will be showing the 80s classic "Legend," starring Tom Cruise and Mia Sara. Here's a peek at the menu, rife with puns of course:

Cocktails, $13

Cruise Control (Chinaco tequila shaken with lime and smoked salt)
Blixx Bomb (Pearl pomegranate vodka with strawberry puree and perrier)
Princess Lily’s Elixer (champagne cocktail with berry liqueur and raspberries)

Bites, $6

Lord of Darkness deviled eggs (deviled eggs spiced with (Tim) curry)
Blizzard (nitrogen-smoked sorbet)
Blunder pie (beef, onion, sage, potato)
Uni-corn on the cob

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Trailers start at 8:30 p.m., with the feature normally starting around 9 p.m. If you don't have a date for tonight's screening, bring a friend. Or better yet, pick up someone at tomorrow night's free swim at the Tropicana pool, then ask them to join you for Movie Night next week.