The Electric Dusk Drive-In, which was facing a deadline to vacate its Historic Core home, has found a new home.
The outdoor film series that was formerly known as Devil’s Night Drive-In had long occupied a rooftop parking lot at Fourth Street and Broadway.
Earlier this year, however, developer Izek Shomof bought the property and now plans to tear it down to build a residential tower where al fresco movie goers have long taken in evening films.
Enter the City Market of Los Angeles, an old produce warehouse complex in the Fashion District bounded by Ninth, San Pedro, San Julian and 12th streets.
Produce operations shut down in 2009, and owners of the complex are now planning to convert the property to a $1 billion mixed-use site with residential, hotel and office uses. For now, however, the site is essentially unused.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide a home to Electric Dusk,” said Peter Fleming, president of the City Market of Los Angeles, in a statement.
The series plans to screen mobster classic Goodfellas at its new home on April 27.
“Though we looked at over 50 locations, working with Peter and the City Market seemed like the only fit for us,” said Eric Heusinger, co-owner of the Electric Dusk Drive-In, in a statement. “The venue is a perfect match for our style of presentation.”
Located at 1000 San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90015.