Front Porch Cinema, A Free Community Film Experience Debuts On The Santa Monica Pier, Runs Every Fr

Vintage Furniture, Salty Popcorn, Music And Ocean Breezes Provide The Perfect Backdrop For Movies On The Pier This Fall
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Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- (Santa Monica, Calif.; Sept. 24, 2012) – The iconic Santa Monica Pier presents Front Porch Cinema, a free community film experience coming to The Pier every Friday starting Sept. 28, 2012.  For four consecutive weeks the pier will be transformed into a front porch environment with vintage stylings, concessions and a Cinema Lounge. With an eclectic variety of films for different audiences, Front Porch Cinema will provide the perfect night of music, popcorn, interactive booths, food carts and refreshing beverages, all under the stars.

The Front Porch Cinema series, co-produced by LA’s premier outdoor screeners, Eat|See|Hear, will launch the season with the family classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Attendees are encouraged to walk the yellow brick road and dress as their favorite film characters. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a DJ spinning a specially programmed sunset playlist.

Front Porch Cinema Schedule:
September 28 – The Wizard of Oz
October 5 – The Hunger Games
October 12 – Exit Through the Gift Shop
October 19 – 500 Days of Summer

Santa Monica Pier Administrator Jay Farrand specially sourced vintage-style lawn chairs for the series to complete the front porch experience.  “We wanted to play up The Pier’s iconic history while also creating a unique environment that evokes the comfort and warmth of your grandma’s front porch,” Farrand said. “Front Porch Cinema is the first of many exciting new events and programming that will be part of the rebranding of The Pier over the next year.”

Guests can unwind on the old-fashioned lawn chairs and watch films on the oceanfront on a 40-foot Airscreen with a Digital High-Def Projection System. Viewers can bring their own chairs as a limited number will be available for rent.

Filmgoers are encouraged to take the Big Blue Bus to the Front Porch Cinema series. Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, and FREE bike valet will be provided.

Front Porch Cinema is proudly sponsored by SHOWTIME®, CBS Radio, Sonoma Wine Garden, Flavorpill and Santa Monica Daily Press.

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About Santa Monica Pier Corporation
The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC), established in 1983, is a non-profit, public benefit corporation made up of business and community leaders who represent the full range of community interests. It was created by the Santa Monica City Council to preserve and enhance the pier experience for people of all ages and for future generations and is funded by the City of Santa Monica.

About Eat|See|Hear
LA's premier outdoor movie, food truck and live music series brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. Featuring up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the only three-story, 52-foot wide inflatable movie screen west of the Mississippi with the highest quality HD-projection and digital surround sound, the Eat|See|Hear series promises an enjoyable movie-going experience for everyone. Eat|See|Hear is produced by The Open Air Society, an organization dedicated to creating compelling, fun and communal outdoor experiences in Los Angeles area for people of all ages. The Open Air Society is a collaboration between LA-based Trailhead Marketing, Inc. and Hollywood Outdoor Movies.

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