1095 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90806
On October 19, we are so very excited to return to Long Beach’s historic Sunnyside Cemetery for a FREE evening of outdoor cinema under the stars, as we present a double-feature of Young Frankenstein (1974) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) presented by the Port of Long Beach!
Doors open at 5pm! Come in, get comfy, grab some food from one of our food trucks, then joins us for Young Frankenstein at 6:30pm, followed by The Bride of Frankenstein at 8:30pm!
WHERE IS SUNNYSIDE, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
Sunnyside Cemetery is located at 1095 E. Willow Street, Long Beach CA 90806. Click here for map and directions! Limited parking is available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – please carpool if you can! In the likely event of a full lot, there is additional ample street parking on the side-streets across from, and to the south and west of, Sunnyside Cemetery. IF YOU PLAN ON LEAVING THE EVENT EARLY, OR IF YOU ARE DROPPED OFF/TAKE AN UBER OR LYFT, DO NOT PARK ON SITE OR ENTER GATE! – Parking at Sunnyside is STACKED, meaning once you’re in, you’re stuck through the evening (though why would you want to leave early?). If you plan to leave early, please park on the side streets, cross carefully across Willow Street, and enter by foot through the gate!
WHAT TO BRING
Guests are encouraged to bring LOW-BACK chairs and/or blankets to get comfy. Food and picnic baskets welcome! Food trucks will be on site, so feel free to come hungry!
HOW MUCH IS THE EVENT?
It’s FREE!, compliments of your hosts, the Port of Long Beach!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Event will proceed as scheduled in the event of cold weather – bring blankets and snuggle up! – but will be cancelled in the event of rain.
ABOUT THE FILMS
One of the most hilarious films of all time, and certainly one of the best satires, Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy classic Young Frankenstein stars Gene Wilder as respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a man who goes to great lengths to distance his legacy from that of his infamous grandfather’s – including insisting on a different pronunciation of his last name. After learning that he has inherited his grandfather’s estate in Transylvania, he sets out to recreate his experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). Frederick’s persistence pays off when he finally creates his own monster (Peter Boyle) — but new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
A pinnacle in Universal Studios’ oeuvre of classic monster films, James Whale’s 1935 iconic horror film The Bride of Frankenstein finds Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falling under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), after recovering from the injuries he sustained in the climactic mob attack of the first Frankenstein. As the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good, Pretorius forces Frankenstein to tempt fate once again by creating a suitable mate for his monster.