Cultural Events

An experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Hollywood Forever is not only a world famous landmark cemetery in the heart of Hollywood, we are also an important cultural event center in Los Angeles. Our cultural event program includes: outdoor classic film screenings, concerts, literature events, lectures, live podcast tapings and more. We also host the largest Dia de Los Muertos event in the United States

Outdoor Classic Film Screenings

Since 2002, Hollywood Forever has teamed up with film organization Cinespia to produce outdoor classic film screenings each summer (May through September). Thousands of people gather on Fairbanks Lawn after sunset to watch classic Hollywood movies projected onto the side of a mausoleum. Attendees bring a picnic basket, along with blankets and chairs to enjoy a truly unique evening. Our outdoor screenings also feature pre-show DJs, themed photo booths, and sometimes a visit by the film’s stars, directors or filmmakers.

Find out about our upcoming screenings by looking at our event calendar.

Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrated primarily in Latin American, November 1st is Dia de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. It is a holiday that remembers the lives of the deceased with food, drink and celebration. Our annual Dia de Los Muertos is a daylong festival that features gorgeous altars, Aztec dancers, 5 stages of music and dance, arts and crafts, a ritual procession and much more, attracting over 40,000 attendees from around the world.

Learn more about Dia de Los Muertos.

Concerts. Author Evenings, Podcast Tapings, Screenings

Hollywood Forever has an active concert program, with a few select performances outdoors each summer, as well as shows year round in The Masonic Lodge.Our historic Masonic Lodge, first opened in 1927, is a gorgeous venue where we host concerts, literary author evenings, live podcast tapings, story telling events, screenings, and other thoughtfully curated cultural events. The Masonic Lodge is also available for select private event rentals.

Find out about our upcoming concerts by looking at our event calendar.

If you are interested in booking an event at Hollywood Forever please email events@hollywoodforever.com or call 323.308.4780.