Although summer movies are usually associated with blaring GCI spectacles playing throughout the world's multiplexes, in Los Angeles we're blessed with a popular alternative option -- outdoor screenings. Instead of Crows, Goobers, Jujyfruits, Raisinets, and delicious but nauseating gallons of buttered popcorn a ttendees can in many cases pack a picnic basket or grab some proper grub from a food truck.
Now in its second year, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences hosts a series of outdoor film screenings in Hollywood called, straightforwardly, Oscars Outdoors. So far this year they've shown Much Ado About Nothing (2012), Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Peter Pan (1953), Vertigo (1958), LA Story (1991), Beetlejuice (1988), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Groundhog Day (1993), Clueless (1995), King Kong (1933), Risky Business (1983), Point Break (1991), Short Term 12 (2013), Big (1988), Blazing Saddles (1974), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios - 1988), American Graffiti (1973), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).