One of the first signs of summer in LA is the return of Cinespia, the cult movie viewing picnic party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Movie fans from all over the city of angels flock to watch their favorite films together, spread out on blankets and lawn chairs on balmy LA summer nights. Seasoned veterans of the event arrive hours early and stake out a spot in line to ensure a good seat. With themed photo booths and various DJs spinning after the show, Cinespia is a summer must-do, again and again.
Last weekend we christened the beginning of Cinespia season with Clueless, the endlessly quotable, neon fashion pop classic by Amy Heckerling. Alexei and I arrived at 3pm, doors opened at 7, and the movie started at 8:30, just after sunset. But what exactly makes a perfect Cinespia night?