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. Food service starts when doors open. 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.
Please be advised that access to the 4th floor roof is via an outside staircase ONLY. There is no ADA-compliant access (yet) since this 90+ year old theater does not have an elevator at this time.
The Montalbán's rooftop oasis – outfitted with a bar, concession stand and kitchen – provides an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen, state-of-the-art projector, noise cancelling headphones, fresh-popped popcorn and even blankets for a chilly night.
This year – 2019 – the historic venue celebrates 10 years of rooftop entertainment and enters its fifth year of its ongoing outdoor movie series, now entitled Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. The Montalbán curates films from all eras including Hollywood classics, cult favorites, select current releases, premieres and special presentations with cast and crew when possible.
Doors open at 6:00pm, which allows attendees to DRINK an exclusive hand-crafted Ramos Sangria (or beer, wine, mix drinks); DINE thanks to Umami Burger who continues as the venue's rooftop culinary partner (serving Impossible Burgers much to the delight of many vegetarians); SNACK on freshly baked cookies by Duidough Cookie Lab; PLAY a game of giant Jenga or ham-it-up in the selfie-friendly Simple Booth area; or CHILL in a relaxing Adirondack chair or loveseat while listening to a hand-selected musical soundtrack through the KV2 Audio system and Sound Off™ 3-channel/stereo wireless noise-cancelling headphones until the movie begins just after sunset.
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 (323-461-6999) or checking online at https://www.themontalban.com/movies-at-themontalban.
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 is quite literally a perfect night on the town. The theater's entire team hopes Los Angeles residents and visitors alike will come often for an evening under the stars with fantastic films, fun food, and dear friends.