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Movie screens are spending their summers outdoors—and so should you. Move your movie night to a big screen under the stars where the reels are rolling everything from new releases and high-budget blockbusters to cult classics. The best food trucks and restaurants are on-site, too, should you have a hankering for something other than popcorn. Pure movie magic—and it’s playing all summer long.

An Eat See Hear screening at Santa Monica High School

1. Cinespia
Pack a picnic, blankets, and a dose of courage, it’s time to cozy up to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery grounds, where, among stars past and present, the cult faves will play. Get to the hallowed grounds early for the best view, and for a few DJ sets to pump you up before the big show. Weekly through summer. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.221.3343,

2. Malibu Country Mart

These family-friendly outdoor screenings will remind you of bundling up at the drive-in. Pair the evergreen kid flicks with take-out from the outdoor theater’s concessioners—starring Malibu Country Mart’s Howdy’s Taqueria, John’s Garden, and Malibu Mutt’s Grill. Through Aug. 11. Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310.456.7300,

3. Street Food Cinema
While colossal hits from nearly every decade rule the screen, food-truck cuisine revives the snack bar scene, as local purveyors of mobile eats Kogi BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster and A Rockin Ice deliver dinner right to your picnic blanket. Through Aug. 17. Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A., 323.254.5068,

4. W Hotel Westwood
New releases co-mingle with cult viewing at The Backyard at the W Hotel Westwood. While you watch, feast on favorites from the Wet pool menu and sip on summer cocktails from The Backyard Restaurant. Monthly throughout summer. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.208.8765,

5. Eat See Hear
Before watching the classics on L.A.’s largest traveling outdoor screen—52 feet wide, to be exact—local bands presented by Origami Vinyl will keep you entertained while Lobsta Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Border Grill Truck, and Coolhaus roll in with the food-truck fare. Through Sept. 14. Multiple locations,