• For Immediate Release:

    The Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood Announces
    June Screening Schedule For
    Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán
    “Binge Weeks”
    Themed Creative Curation for its Rooftop Programming
    Wednesdays through Sundays This Summer

    LOS ANGELES, CA – May 22, 2019 – The Montalbán, a theatre in Hollywood with a rich history (celebrating three anniversaries in 2019, read more about that below), announced its June screening schedule for its popular Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. In addition, the venue is also rolling out a new creative curation initiative: weekly themed “Binge Weeks” for the rest of the season. The curation team is programming movies within designated themes that will screen each week including “Bad Ass Denzel,” “Sci-Fi Classics,” “Wild and Crazy Guy!,” “Loaded Weapon 1,” and various series such as “Director Series: Pedro Almodovar.” The wonderfully multi-adaptive Montalbán is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more on the theater—inside and out—please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.themontalban.com.

    The regular season of Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán will run through Thursday, October 31, 2019. The venue will also host pop-up screenings during holidays and special rooftop events between November and the first quarter of 2020. Rooftop screenings will run five nights per week—now scheduled most Wednesdays through Sundays—with double features screening on certain weekends. Doors open at 6:00pm and films start screening 10 minutes after sunset. Prices run $18 for general seating or $25 each (a minimum purchase of a pair required) to reserve one of the limited two-person loveseats. Loveseat guests also receive a complimentary Prosecco drink and unlimited popcorn throughout the night. The rooftop screening experience is meant to foster a date-night atmosphere so most nights are meant for guests who are 18-years of age or older.

    Please be advised that access to the 4th floor roof is via an outside staircase ONLY. There is no ADA-compliant access (yet) since this 90+ year old theater does not have an elevator at this time.

    Coming up in the next six Binge Weeks:

    • Mexico Film Week – to coincide with the annual Hola Mexico Film Festival
    • Pride Week – to coincide with Pride Month
    • Wedding Bells
    • Musical Interlude
    • Patriot Week – to coincide with 4th of July
    • Director Series: Tim Burton


    June through July 7th Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán Screening Schedule:

    • Sat.     6/1       Jawbreaker
    • Sat.     6/1       500 Days of Summer
    • Thu.    6/6     3 Idiotas


    • Fri.      6/7     The Noble Family (Nosotros Los Nobles)
    • Sat.     6/8     No Manches Frida
    • Sun.    6/9     Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos 


    • Wed.   6/12    Frida 
    • Thu.    6/13    Set It Off
    • Fri.      6/14    Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo Como Hombre)
    • Sat.     6/15    La Mission
    • Sun.    6/16   Billy Elliot 


    • Wed.   6/19    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    • Thu.    6/20   Bridesmaids
    • Sat.     6/22   Mamma Mia! 


    • Thu.    6/27     West Side Story
    • Fri.      6/28     La La Land
    • Sat.     6/29     Beauty and the Beast (live action)
    • Sun.    6/30    Hairspray 


    • Wed.   7/3    The Hunt for Red October
    • Fri.      7/5    Armageddon
    • Sat.     7/6    Top Gun
    • Sun.    7/7    Tropic Thunder

    Posted screenings may be subject to rescheduling on certain occasions for special public or private events, so please always check the online calendar at https://www.themontalban.com/rooftopmovies.

    As mentioned above, The Montalbán is celebrating three distinct—5, 10 and 20 year— anniversaries in 2019. The building in which it calls home first opened its doors in 1927. The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation became the proud owners and operators of the historic venue in 1999. In 2009, after over seventy years of theatrical, screened and broadcast entertainment inside the theater, it became the first structure in Hollywood’s twenty-first century to curate entertainment on its versatile rooftop. Between sports-related, high-energy dance, film screenings under the stars and other public and private events, The Montalbán is celebrating its first decade of alfresco activities on its rooftop. This year ALSO marks the five year anniversary of its ongoing outdoor movie series, now entitled Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. View this slideshow to see how the venue has been transformed by its famous proprietors over the years.

    The Montalbán’s rooftop oasis —outfitted with a bar, concession stand and kitchen—provides an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen, state-of-the-art projector, noise cancelling headphones, fresh-popped popcorn and even blankets for a chilly night.

    Doors open at 6:00pm, which allows attendees to DRINK an exclusive hand-crafted Ramos Sangria (or beer, wine, mixed drinks and KeVita sparkling probiotic drinks); DINE thanks to Umami Burger who continues as the venue’s rooftop culinary partner (serving Impossible Burgers much to the delight of many vegetarians); SNACK on freshly baked cookies by Duidough Cookie Lab and delicious vegan Snow Monkey superfood ice treats; PLAY a game of giant Jenga or ham-it-up in the selfie-friendly Simple Booth area; or CHILL in a relaxing Adirondack chair or loveseat while listening to a hand-selected musical soundtrack through the KV2 Audio system and Sound Off™ 3-channel/stereo wireless noise-cancelling headphones until the movie begins just after sunset.

    The Montalbán, Hollywood’s classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts and screened entertainment, is located at 1615 Vine Street just south of the world-famous Hollywood and Vine intersection. In 1927 the gorgeous Beaux Arts building became the first legitimate live Broadway-style theater in Hollywood. Currently it is one of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium theaters in Los Angeles. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine, loge and balcony seating, it is known for its excellent sightlines and acoustics. The venue is also proud of its versatile rooftop where films are screened many nights throughout the year.

    Emmy Award-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán’s vision was to create a presence in Hollywood that provided inspiration and employment for young Latinos as well as other underrepresented people throughout the community.

    The building first opened its doors as the Wilkes’ Vine Street Theatre on January 19, 1927. It was designed by architects Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers whose other celebrated designs include the Rose Bowl (1922), Pasadena Central Library (1924), and I. Magnin Department Store on Wilshire Boulevard (1939). Hunt was an acclaimed architect before the two partnered in 1920 having been responsible for some of Southern California’s most iconic structures, including Mount Wilson Observatory, Cal Tech, the Ambassador Hotel, and the Huntington Mansion and Library.

    Over the years, the building has been owned by Howard Hughes (who outfitted it to be a sumptuous movie palace), CBS Radio, A&P grocery chain heir Huntington Hartford and the Greek Theatre’s James Doolittle (who outbid Cary Grant in 1964). UCLA took over in the 1980s until the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation bought the building in 1999.

    In recent years, under the direction of Montalbán’s son-in-law Gilbert Smith, nearly five million dollars has been invested into restoration to help preserve this distinctive theater that contributes to making Hollywood a very special and incredibly creative place.

    The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation and Theatre are dedicated to improving the image of Latinos and other underrepresented communities through the entertainment industry, by providing educational and employment opportunities for artists dedicated to the performing arts and to produce, present and support meaningful and world-class presentations that emphasize artistic collaboration, diversity and interdisciplinary work with community participation.

    Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán is quite literally a perfect night on the town. The theater’s entire team hopes Los Angeles residents and visitors alike will come often for an evening under the stars with fantastic films, fun food, and dear friends.



    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview or request press passes, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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