You may ride, drive, bike, run and walk your L.A. streets, but do you know the history behind L.A. street names?
L.A. is more wild than you think! Come celebrate the transformation of NHM into an indoor-outdoor Museum!
Saturday July 13: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, this 1960s beach party classic is all sand, surf, and song! Before the movie, enjoy a few beach-related activities right in the middle of our Nature Gardens in Los Angeles, and take a sneak peek at what our new Becoming Los Angeles exhibit has to offer.
Friday, July 19: Sunset Blvd. (1950)
In this classic L.A. noir picture, we meet Joe Gillis, the former silent film star Norma Desmond, and the tumultuous relationship between the two. Join us before the movie for a journey into all things noir, complete with new exhibit Becoming Los Angeles and a macabre scavenger hunt that you can explore L.A. with after you leave the Museum!
Friday, July 26: L.A. Story (1991)
Written by and starring Steve Martin, this rom-com pays tribute to, and pokes fun at, L.A. culture — including cars, the movie business, and the all important coffee order.
Friday, August 2: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
We’ll wrap up our season with this Disney gem, groundbreaking for combining live action and animated elements. Get a chance to talk to professional animators as they demonstrate their skills, take a tour through the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit to see what fate befell Red Cars in L.A., and settle in under the stars to view a local classic!