La Dolce Vita
Besides awards season—the period between November and February when the entire film industry is in a tizzy, ushering its stars to countless press junkets and parties and ceremonies—summer is the most popular time to visit Los Angeles. The weather is perfect for afternoons at the beach, concerts in the park, and alfresco film screenings. Few spots are as comfortable for cinema audiences—or as glamorous—as the yacht-inspired pool at Mr. C Beverly Hills, home to a cinema series held every Tuesday evening in June, July, and August. Hotel guests and local residents are invited to enjoy a selection of beloved contemporary and classic titles, from the quirky coming-of-age story, Lady Bird, to the iconic dance moves and oft-quoted dialogues (“nobody puts Baby in a corner!”) of Dirty Dancing. The films are projected onto a giant screen next to the pool, in a teak-floored courtyard strewn with elegant wooden chaises, matching sectional sofas with plush grey pillows, and wide octagonal umbrellas. Something about the silhouettes and color palette of this urban hideaway brings to mind a vintage Italian motorboat, zipping merrily across the Adriatic Sea. Like the rest of the hotel, the space exudes an elevated Old World simplicity.
Like the rest of the hotel, the space exudes an elevated Old World simplicity.
More Than Popcorn
Sit back on a folding canvas chair and enjoy the show, snacking on concession-stand staples like popcorn, chocolate, and gummy candy, plus a little something extra: splits of Moët & Chandon champagne, Peroni beer on tap, and craft cocktails. For an even more decadent experience, book a Mr. C Cinema Prix-Fixe Menu, which includes reserved table seating and an array of signature Cipriani dishes such as baked white tagliolini with ham, and prosciutto crudo di Parma with melon, along with summer-inspired appetizers like tuna tartare and toasted homemade crisps with fresh guacamole. In the land of Hollywood, the birthplace of stories that make us cry and laugh and dream, going to the movies should feel a little extraordinary. Plus, you never know who might be sitting beside you in the audience. This is Hollywood after all.
To learn more about Mr. C Beverly Hills or the Mr. C Cinema experience, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.