2019 marks three distinct anniversaries for The Montalbán, a theater with a rich history in the heart of Hollywood. The building itself first opened its doors in 1927 (view this slideshow to see how the venue has been transformed by its famous proprietor over the years). The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation became the proud owners and operators of the historic venue in 1999 (Anniversary #1). In 2009, after over seventy years of theatrical, screened and broadcast entertainment inside the theater, it became the first structure in Hollywood's 21st century to curate entertainment on its versatile rooftop. Between sports-related, high-energy dance, film screenings under the stars and other public and private events, The Montalbán is celebrating its first decade of alfresco activities on its rooftop in 2019 (Anniversary #2). This year ALSO marks the five year anniversary (#3) of its ongoing outdoor movie series, now entitled Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. The venue is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more on the theater – inside and out – please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.themontalban.com.
The regular season of Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán opens on Tuesday, April 2 and will run through Thursday, October 31, 2019. The venue will also host pop-up screenings during holidays and for special events between November and the first quarter of 2020. Films are typically scheduled to run five nights per week – every Tuesday through Saturday – with double features screening on certain weekends. Doors open at 6:00pm and films start screening 10 minutes after sunset. Prices run $18 for general seating or $50 to reserve one of the limited loveseats. Loveseat guests also receive a Prosecco toast and unlimited popcorn throughout the night. The rooftop screening experience is meant to foster a date-night atmosphere so most nights are meant for guests who are 18-years of age or older.
Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán kicks off with Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning film Get Out (2018's Best Original Screenplay) on April 2nd. The screening series will include a mix of newer releases (A Star is Born, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), perennial favorites (Sunset Boulevard, Casablanca), cult classics (The Big Lebowski, Kill Bill: Volume II), quintessential 1980s films (The Breakfast Club, The Goonies) and new documentaries about nuns and cannabis (Breaking Habits).
Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán – April 2019 Schedule:
• Tue. 4/2 Get Out
• Wed. 4/3 Top Gun
• Thu. 4/4 The Truman Show
• Fri. 4/5 The Big Lebowski (8:00pm)
• Fri. 4/5 The Transporter (10:30pm)
• Sat. 4/6 Transporter 2
• Tue. 4/9 Cinema Paradiso
• Wed. 4/10 Some Like It Hot
• Thu. 4/11 Gladiator
• Fri. 4/12 The Greatest Showman
• Sat. 4/13 A Star is Born (2018)
• Tue. 4/16 Sunset Boulevard
• Wed. 4/17 The Fifth Element
• Thu. 4/18 Black Panther
• Fri. 4/19 Pineapple Express
• Sat. 4/20 Breaking Habits
• Tue. 4/23 Mulholland Drive
• Wed. 4/24 The Breakfast Club
• Thu. 4/25 The Departed
• Fri. 4/26 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
• Sat. 4/27 The Silence of the Lambs
The May screening schedule is already posted online and updates are continuous. Interested attendees should always make sure to confirm dates and titles before attending by calling the box office or checking online at https://www.themontalban.com/movies-at-themontalban.