6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 90038-189934.090505 -118.319880
Mon � Fri 10am � 5pm Sun 10am � 5pm
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to see a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Don't worry, you don't sit on top of a grave. Bring a picnic and blanket.
When someone first told me we'd be watching a movie in a cemetery, I thought it was a joke. But then I went and it soon became one of my favorite summer activities in LA.
Though it may sound creepy at first, Hollywood Forever is a great place to catch a concert or watch a film. Bring a blanket and a picnic and keep the permanent residents company.
They show movies here during the summer and it's great. A Hollywood must for tourists. Go wander around and see the famous graves then catch a movie. Good times.
Clever, cool, and Fun – My friends and I go as much as we can. Bring in our own liquor, food, and watch movies under the stars. Sooo awesome. The cemetery thing at first was a little creepy, but you don't get all spooked out here...they have cool tiki tourches that light your path, a dj that spins while you eat...
Movies are the best...You have to go with the right crowd...If they're boring, then so are you...hahaha...
Well, we love it....$10.00 for a great movie sounded by friends and my honey...anytime.
Movies – The movies played here are actually quite charming. Let me tell you, I'm scared of scary things. The girl no one should take to a scary movie scared, but this cemetery had a good vibe. It was a well organized event and there's great security. Parking may be some trouble, but all in all, a pleasant experience.
I thought haunted reviews and winners were about ACTUAL places that were believed to be haunted.....not some made up Hollywood thing....this is what they pick?...boooooooooo
Wonderful afternoon – There was a time when families would get together to converge at the grave site and respect their dead, cleaning off the gravestones. This is a time gone by, but cemeteries are a wonderful place to visit, Hollywood Forever is no exception. Besides the celebrity attraction, the monuments for lay folk are impressive as well. The Fairbanks pond, the Johnny Ramone monument are all wonderful attractions. Usually the days are pleasant and comfortable. Make sure to check out the asian burial section, beautiful statues of buddha abound there. One word of warning, on my last trip, there is a mausoleum in the center of a lake that has one bridge connecting. I was trapped on that island by a very large goose that nests near by. Every time I would approach he would peck at me, and I didn't want to attack him to make him go away. I had to wait for the security guard to come and get his attention before I could actually make a running leap over the goose. Not fun. The only negative aspect to an otherwise fine day. In addition, at night during the warmer months, Hollywood Forever will play older films on the walls and it's a great time. Check it out.
Star-seeker treasure – If you've ever wondered...where exactly Mel Blanc is buried, then this place is your answer. There is more Hollywood history buried in this cemetery than all of the rest of So Cal. If you're an Angeleno, it's worth a drive through on a quiet Sunday afternoon when you're done with your latte and newspaper. Bring the Hollywood and movie buffs for sure. But don't bring the kiddies. They'll never comprehend the importance of legends like Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, and Rudolph Valentino. However, there's always a huge Day of the Dead celebration that the kids might enjoy.
Final resting place for Hollywood royalty such as DeMille and Fairbanks. – Founded in 1899, the former Hollywood Memorial Park has a checkered past: legendary movie star interments, scandal-plagued management and a mid-'90s bankruptcy that led to new ownership and a name change. Forever Enterprises has initiated extensive restoration of the grounds and now offers a revolutionary form of remembrance. Futuristic video memorials--combining family videos, interviews and even favorite songs of the deceased--let folks decide beforehand how they'll be remembered. Luminaries interred on the grounds include Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Tyrone Power and Marion Davies. A rocket scientist is memorialized with a huge model of one of his aerodynamic designs. Newer monuments for members of the local Armenian community, featuring a stark black-and-white theme, are architecturally fascinating.
Too tuff to die? – The best place for a walk. I love the creepy lake and all the tuff tombs. I ALWAYS visit the Jayne Mansfield Memorial and have been trying to find Dee Dee Ramone's grave.
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