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Surviving Valentine's Day: Devil's Night Drive In

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At the Devil's Night Drive In | Photo by Paul Gronner
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Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is reality that many of us have to face. To that end, LAist will be highlighting various things to do during the holiday weekend, whether it be Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th or Sunday, Valentine's Day. We began the series with the Zombie Prom and yesterday, brought you a laid back four-course dinner with Frysmith at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Today, we head downtown.

Every month Devil's Night Drive In takes over a downtown rooftop parking lot, turning it into part drive-in theatre, part movies in the park. Moviegoers can either sit on the turf and picnic or do the whole drive-in thing (complete with some backseat necking, if you so desire). It's a cute way to spend the night, even if it's just with good friends.

On Saturday, February 13th, Alex Cox's Sid And Nancy will be shown and we think it's quite the appropriate choice for those looking for an alternative Valentine's experience. After all, the flick "tells the bleak, heroin-drenched story of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his disturbed American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen," the drive-in describes on its Facebook event page. "The two lovers' childlike tenderness with each other contrasts sharply with their bleak, violent nihilism, and while the script implies that Nancy's death was accidental, the line between intention and accident is deliberately blurred. By turns romantic and horrific, SID & NANCY is often grueling to watch, but always compelling." Hot.