DSC_0070Did you have fun at the Rose Bowl last Saturday when Street Food Cinema screened “Edward Scissorhands”? New shows have been added to the so you can meet up with friends and their doggies for a picnic under the stars and stand in line for some great food from local gourmet food trucks.

August 31 is a double feature of “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Reality Bites” at Exposition Park. Joel Schumacher directed the 1985 Brat Pack coming-of-age movie about a group of friends who recently graduated from Georgetown University and their post-student lives. The movie starred Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham. St. Elmo’s Bar is the name of their college hangout.

“Reality Bites” is a rom-com starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller. It was shot in Austin and Houston and was Ben Stiller’s directorial debut. The movie is also about four recent college friends and centers on guitarist Troy Dyer (Hawke) and his aspiring filmmaker friend Lelaina Pierce (Ryder) and love in the time of HIV.

September 14, get your favorite faux parrot and don some dreadlocks and everyone can use a bit of mascara and eyeliner for a screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean” at Santa Anita Park. Remember how this movie series began with “The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003?  Not only do you have Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, but Orlando Bloom as the lovelorn Will Turner and Keira Knightley as the object of Will’s affections, Elizabeth Swann.

September 28 is for romantics with “The Princess Bride” at Central Park in Glendale. Directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, this movie provides us with a loving grandfather (Peter Falk) who is patiently telling a tale to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). The tale includes pirates, a princess, a prince, a giant, a Spanish master swordsman and miracle worker and rodents of unusual size.

October 19 has a movie that will put you in the mood for Halloween: “Nightmare on Elm Street.” The location is the Pomona Fairplex which is not known for being haunted, but who knows?  “Nightmare on Elm Street” was written and directed by Wes Craven and includes an appearance from Johnny Depp. A group of friends is haunted by a clawed killer in their dreams.

Cost of a general ticket is $10 which includes a live music pre-show band and the movie screening. For more information, visit the Street Food Cinema website.  The website includes a food truck schedule as well as a band schedule.

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