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Beautiful summer nights call for an outdoor movie night! Watching movies are a great way to spend time with your friends since it allows for more social interactions and connections, elevating your overall well-being. Here is a guide for you to experience the best outdoor movie theaters near Upper Ivy.

Outdoor Movie Theaters Near Upper Ivy

  • Melrose Rooftop Theatre – This unique rooftop theater offers a quirky movie theater experience! Upon arrival, you will see beanbag chairs & a full bar with global eats and drinks. Best of all, Melrose Rooftop has an impressive scenic view of West Hollywood! Afterward, head down to the second level for evening drinks at the E.P & L.P Bar.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo – This is another great outdoor movie theater spot in El Segundo! You’ll experience playing exciting lawn games, taking-in city views, and eating away snacks from the classic cinema concessions. When the movie starts, you’ll completely live in those movie moments with wireless headphones and an amazing view of the LED screen.
  • Sony Pictures Drive-In Experience – Plan for one of your summer nights at this Drive-in theater in Culver City! Enjoy some of your favorite blockbuster films in the comfort of your own car.
  • Cinespia Movie Screenings – This outdoor movie theater is an iconic Hollywood spot! Located at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy Hollywood classics like Mean Girls, Back to the Future, and American Psycho!


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Melrose Rooftop Theater

Spend your summer nights watching endless Hollywood films at these outdoor theaters and in your apartments at Upper Ivy!

More Movie Theaters Nearby

Explore more movie theaters near you, surrounded by upscale dining and shopping!

  • Century City – The Westfield Mall in Century City offers an outdoor shopping experience along with many delicious eats throughout the mall. Also at the mall is an AMC Theater. Experience watching movies in a spacious setting while eating sweet & savory movie theater snacks!
  • The Grove – Spend your day discovering the Grove’s best restaurants and shops! We recommend dining at La Piazza or Blue Ribbon Sushi. Check out stores like Zara and Alo Yoga and shop for the best summer deals! The Grove regularly has pop-up stores that are worth checking out too. After dining and shopping, head over to the AMC Theater located inside the Grove to watch the most anticipated movies of the summer.
  • Downtown Santa Monica – Surrounded by AMC Broadway 4 theater in Downtown Santa Monica are many delicious eats and boutiques! Before hitting the theater, explore nearby Italian restaurants like Elephante and UOVO.
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The Grove AMC Theater

After spending an eventful evening shopping and watching movies, invite your friends over to decompress in our spacious Clubroom!

Summer Movies to Stream

Whether you’re streaming a movie from home or in our amenities or watching in theaters, you’ll surely enjoy your experience watching these listed films! 

  • Call Me by Your Name (2017) – This movie takes place in Lombardy, Italy during the summer of 1983. Elio, an intelligent 17-year-old spends the summer with his family at their villa where he soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student, interning for Elio’s father. During the beautiful summer days, the 2 spend their days together and Elio begins to develop romantic feelings toward Oliver. Ultimately, the film ends with Elio heartbroken. This movie presents emotional pain as valuable, inevitable, and worth experiencing. 
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – This iconic Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg is the perfect family movie! A sweet and gentle alien is stranded on Earth and befriends Elliot, a young human boy. The 2 take on planet Earth together until trouble arises and E.T. falls ill resulting in government intervention. Find out what happens when you stream it in our spacious Cabana Lounge! 
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Call Me By Your Name | E.T.

Summer Movies Coming in Theaters 2022

  • NOPE – Legendary director Jordan Peele is back with his 3rd horror film! It’s no secret that his movies always leave the audience feeling excited and asking questions. NOPE stars Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yuen who act as caretakers at a California horse ranch and soon encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. Discover what happens in theaters on July 22nd! 
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – For the Marvel fans out there, we know you’re excited to catch this film hitting theaters on July 8th! Directed by Taika Waititi, we expect nothing less than an entertaining and amusing watch! This film stars Academy Winners Natalie Portman and Christian Bale and actor Chris Hemsworth as the lead.  
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NOPE | Thor: Love and Thunder

We hope you enjoy watching the best Hollywood films and summer 2022’s most anticipated films. Upper Ivy luxury apartments allow our residents to watch movies effortlessly and to have fun in our lavish amenities. We are fortunate to have movie theaters within close distance too!