By Cesar Perez |Staff Writer|
The world of cinema, live music, and international foods come together on the streets of Los Angeles for the season finale of Street Food Cinema.
Street Food Cinema is an annual event held in various parks throughout the city of Los Angeles during the summer months and early fall.
The event hosted live entertainment with different local bands, a variety of food trucks serving delicious meals, and an outside movie screening of classic and modern movies.
First time attendee, Antonio Najera, describes Street Food Cinema as “a chill, and awesome event!”
“Its definitely worth coming back next summer!” said Najera.
Stanley Kubrick’s, “The Shining,” was shown on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Exposition Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
Exposition Park is right outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, right next to USC, and provides a spacious outside location for hundreds of people to get perfect viewings of the show.
A swarm of people showed up for the viewing of this classic horror movie, and the crowd was very enthusiastic.
Blankets, hoodies, pillow pets, snacks, and even some pets filled the park, as visitors came well prepared to spend an evening under the few stars the city had to offer.
High school student, Crystal Perez said, “I didn’t know we were allowed to bring outside snacks and food, but at least next time we know to come more well prepared.”
There are plenty of food trucks to choose from, but if you would rather save some money, then outside snacks and food are also allowed.
The smell of kettle corn and delicious food filled the air, as Greek, Mediterranean, Salvadorian, and Asian meals were being prepared at a few of the food trucks located along the side of the park and picnic area.
Najera, a vegan, was very satisfied that vegan food was also offered, and said, “The vegan burgers are life! They were so good with my tater tots covered in buffalo sauce, I had to get some for the trip back home!”
While attendees ate, they were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather, and listen to the live music from local band, Farspeaker.
The music was nothing powerful or heavy, but more on the soft side of alternative and indie rock, allowing guests to settle in and socialize with their parties and the parties around them.
When it came to the overall production quality of the event, everything was great with only one minor issue.
Loud helicopters and cars would pass by the area, making it a little distracting while watching the movie, but the noise did not hurt the overall production or value of the event.
The quality of the movie on the projected screen was very enjoyable, it was large and wide enough for everyone to see the film, even for the people towards the back end of the park.
This annual event begins every year around the early summer season, and if you would like to enjoy and engage in a different kind of movie experience with live music and tasty meals, then Street Food Cinema is just the place for you.