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LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes’ Free Summer Film Series Begins June 24


LA Plaza’s free summer film series will bring classic Latino films to life this summer with cast appearances, live music, and other surprises. All installments are free to the public with limited seating available (picnic style seating encouraged). Food and beverages will also be available for sale.

Doors will open at 6pm, unless otherwise noted. 

Boulevard Nights (1979)

Saturday, June 24

Join La Plaza for an evening to celebrate the landmark Chicano film Boulevard Nights, a story about gang life in East LA in the late 70s. This evening features cast members, a car show, live music performances, food, local vendors and much more!

Frida (2002) | Celebrating 15 Years of Frida

Saturday, July 29

Celebrate the film’s quinceañera with art, music, and food! This evening celebration also includes a Frida-inspired fashion show!

Blood In Blood Out (1993)

Saturday, August 19

La Plaza will show a screening of the classic film Blood In Blood Out. This evening includes art, music, Aztec dancers, and food.

Enjoy a panel discussion before the screening with cast members and representatives from local gang-prevention programs.

Premier | Variedades on Olvera Street (2016)

Friday, September 22

This film documents live musical theater performances that reveal L.A. history as it’s never been told before. Enjoy a live music performance by La Victoria.

La Bamba (1987)

October 2017 | 5pm

Celebrate the life and music of beloved musician Ritchie Valens! This film screening will include live music, food, and community vendors.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, also called LA Plaza is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center in Los Angeles, California, USA that opened in April 2011.

The museum is near Olvera Street in the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, also called El Pueblo. It is next to La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles, also called La Placita or Plaza Church.

The museum contains interactive exhibits designed by experience design expert Tali Krakowsky. Its president is Gustavo Herrera. It is run by the Los Angeles County, along with Los Angeles County Museum of Art and others.

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