Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego is set to roll out weekend twin bills and a Halloween Spooktacular
Highlights include Tom Cruise in Top Gun and Cocktail Sept. 22; Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom Sept. 29, a Back to the Future double-dip on Oct. 6, a musical showcase with Selena and Grease 2 on Oct. 20, and a pre-Halloween witches brew featuring Hocus Pocus and The Witches on Oct. 27.
Rooftop Cinema Club at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, already the hippest place in San Diego to take in a movie under the stars, has upped the ante and doubled the fun by adding twin bills to its Friday and Saturday-night lineups. Beginning this Friday (Sept. 14), Rooftop Cinema Club is now screening two movies each on Friday and Saturday nights. The early showing will begin after sunset (approximately 7 p.m.), with the late showing scheduled to roll off the projector at approximately 9:30 p.m. Separate admissions are required.
A host of entertaining twin bills await San Diego cinema fans at Rooftop Cinema Club throughout the months of September and October. The lineup includes PRETTY IN PINK starring Molly Ringwald on Friday, September 21 at 7, and Anthony Michael Hall in WEIRD SCIENCE at 9:30. Tom Cruise makes his return to the Grand Hyatt rooftop on September 22 with an encore performance of TOP GUN at 7, followed by COCKTAIL at 9:30. Harrison Ford makes his long-awaited Rooftop Cinema Club debut on September 29 with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK at 7 and INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM at 9:30, and Michael J. Fox anchors a Rooftop Cinema Club throwback night on October 6 with the original BACK TO THE FUTURE at 7, followed by the sequel, BACK TO THE FUTURE II, at 9:30. And musical fans are in for a true treat on Saturday, October 20 when Jennifer Lopez takes the screen portraying Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez in SELENA at 7 as the front half of a double-dip that concludes with the sequel to the original Grease, GREASE II at 9:30.
And speaking of treats, local cinema fans attending Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego will be treated to a thrilling lineup of sorceress and horror films leading up to Halloween night. A classic witches brew will stir over a warm fire on Saturday, October 27 with a twin-bill that takes off on its broomstick with Bette Midler in HOCUS POCUS at 7 followed by Anjelica Houston in THE WITCHES at 9:30. They will set the stage for back-to-back nights of shrieks and screams as Anthony Hopkins portrays the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS on Tuesday, October 30, before the curtain drops on Michael Myers in the original slasher-thriller, HALLOWEEN, on its namesake night on October 31.
The complete Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego schedule through October 31 is below. Twin bill nights are denoted with an (#).
# - For twin bills, early showings begin after sunset (approximately 7 p.m.) and late showings begin at 9:30 p.m. - Separate admission required.
All other showings begin after sunset. Start times may vary.
(Rooftop Cinema Club is dark on Sundays and Mondays)
For those who've never been, the first question is "What awaits you at the Rooftop Cinema Club?" This world-wide phenomenon is all about great company, better food, top-shelf drinks and a night full of memories set high above the skyline of "America's Finest City." First off, it's a fun night out with your friends and loved ones in an iconic setting to watch a wide swath of great films, everything from cult-classics to recent-releases, award-winning films and some quite frankly you probably wish you hadn't waited so long to see. Add to that state-of-the-art HD projectors, studio-quality wireless headphones, comfy deck chairs and cozy blankets. Then finally, top it off with some of San Diego's best street food, cocktails and craft beers at the Rooftop Concession Stand, or enjoy one of the Manchester Grand Hyatt's onsite dining options, including the 40th floor Top of the Hyatt lounge or Sally's Fish House & Bar on the waterfront.
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