Enjoy the Last Days of Summer at The Rooftop Film Club


For the next three weeks the roof terrace of the 1926 Montalbán Theater in Hollywood becomes the West Coast outpost of the London-based Rooftop Film Club. Their promise of “comfy chairs,” complimentary blankets, wireless headphones, and movie-themed food and drinks stand out from the do-it-yourself atmosphere at most outdoor screenings. I love Hollywood Forever, but those tombstones were not designed to be chairs, plus this new series runs five days a week.

Squeeze out the last fun of the summer at this 21st century drive-in built on a former basketball court near Hollywood and Vine. You can’t complain about traffic because it’s subway close, a big bonus in post car culture Los Angeles. The roster of classic inflatable screen fare includes Grease, Jaws, and Back to the Future. I was hoping to see Star Trek II or another film from the venue’s namesake on the schedule. Khaaaaaan!