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An 80s Film Celebration Awaits Moviegoers at Rooftop Cinema Club in May

A fun lineup featuring some of the top films of the 80s highlights an exciting May schedule at Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego

San Diego CA— Rooftop Cinema Club at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, the most unique and iconic outdoor theater experience in the city, has just rolled out an awesome lineup of film favorites for May. It’s loaded with great films of the 80s, top films from the past year, a special night in honor of E.T., and opportunities to celebrate Babysitter’s Day and Harvey Milk Day.

“Such a fun and diverse lineup of films we have for everyone,” said Rooftop Cinema Club Founder Gerry Cottle, Jr. “Come on out to Rooftop Cinema and enjoy a beautiful night out with friends, family and loved ones, and enjoy great film outdoors in an amazing city.”

Featuring nine of the top films from the 80s during the May schedule, highlights include Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez in THE BREAKFAST CLUB on Wednesday, May 1; Eddie Murphy in COMING TO AMERICA on Thursday, May 9; Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver in GHOSTBUSTERS, which also celebrates 35 years since its 1984 release, on Tuesday, May 14; Michael J. Fox in BACK TO THE FUTURE on Friday, May 17, and the ageless Tom Cruise in TOP GUN on Saturday, May 18.

On top of those great classics, a special E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL theme-night is set for Wednesday night, May 8. Rooftop Cinema Club guests will be treated to E.T’s favorite candy, Reese’s Pieces, red hoodies, and even a replica of the basket bike E.T. rode in that will be perfect for fun photos. And for the 21-and-over crowd, there’ll be Coors Light on special.

Tickets for all San Diego shows are available at https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/san-diego/. Seating is limited and tickets do sell out fast!! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films will start at 8.30 p.m. in May.

A number of top recent releases and anniversaries will also dot the Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego calendar in May. One of 2018’s most popular films, the Queen-themed BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, will show on Friday May 10 and again on Thursday, May 30. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE will make its Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego debut on Saturday, May 25. THE NOTEBOOK, released in 2004, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in theaters, when it shows on Tuesday, May 7. National Babysitter’s Day, always celebrated the Saturday before Mother’s Day, will be recognized for all our mums out there when MARY POPPINS RETURNS lights up the big screen on Saturday, May 11. The timeless cult-classic, PULP FICTION, released in 1994, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, May 15. And on Wednesday, May 22, we’ll celebrate inclusion for all and the life of the late Harvey Milk, the first-ever openly gay elected official to serve in California, with a screening of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

Rooftop Cinema Club is genuinely a one-of-its-kind outdoor movie-going experience. It’s a place where friends and loved ones can gather to enjoy amazing films, fantastic food, and top-shelf drinks, all while lounging in the moonlit shadow of the Downtown San Diego skyline. Guests watch amazing film from state-of-the-art HD video projectors, they listen to soundtracks on studio-quality wireless headphones, and they relax in soft lounge-style deck chairs with cozy blankets for cool nights.

Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego’s full May schedule:

  • Wednesday,      May 1    THE BREAKFAST CLUB
  • Thursday,            May 2    ROMEO + JULIET
  • Friday,                  May 3    THE PRINCESS BRIDE
  • Saturday,            May 4    AQUAMAN
  • Tuesday,             May 7    THE NOTEBOOK
  • Wednesday,      May 8    E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL^
  • Thursday,            May 9    COMING TO AMERICA
  • Friday,                May 10    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  • Saturday,          May 11    MARY POPPINS RETURNS
  • Tuesday,           May 14    GHOSTBUSTERS
  • Wednesday,    May 15    PULP FICTION
  • Thursday,         May 16    A STAR IS BORN
  • Friday,                May 17    BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • Saturday,          May 18    TOP GUN
  • Tuesday,           May 21    DIRTY DANCING
  • Wednesday,    May 22    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
  • Thursday,         May 23    SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
  • Friday,                May 24    MOULIN ROUGE
  • Saturday,          May 25    SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
  • Tuesday,           May 28    CLUELESS
  • Wednesday,    May 29    THE GOONIES
  • Thursday,         May 30    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  • Friday,                May 31    A STAR IS BORN

^Denotes special theme night

(Rooftop Cinema Club is dark on Sundays and Mondays)

Rooftop Cinema Club is open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair beneath the stars. For $20, you can receive a single deck-chair along with bottomless popcorn, and for just $24 each, a couple can enjoy a film in the comfort of a double love-seat while also enjoying bottomless popcorn.

Rooftop Cinema Club is also excited to announce that Visa Signature® has come on board as a Premiere Sponsor across all current U.S. venues. Visa Signature® cardholders will get early access to tickets and enjoy complimentary concessions at certain locations. Follow Rooftop Cinema Club on social media to stay up-to-date on additional Visa Signature® benefits throughout the season.

Guests can self-park in the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s parking garage and receive a free four-hour validation (self-parking only) with any food or beverage purchase on-site, including the Rooftop Concession Stand (excluding candy and popcorn).

Rooftop Cinema Club’s food and drink menu is unlike any other. While the scent of delicious hot popcorn is inescapable, food offerings at the concession stand include unique and San Diego-flavored dishes that will tempt even the pickiest of palates, while its beverage menu includes a variety of signature cocktails along with a host of craft-beer, IPA and wine options.

Rooftop Cinema Club guests can also come early or stay late and enjoy 15% off food and drink at one of Grand Hyatt San Diego’s many onsite restaurants. Sip signature cocktails 40 stories above San Diego Bay at Top of the Hyatt, dine on locally sourced sustainable seafood at the waterfront Sally’s Fish House & Bar, or sample San Diego’s finest craft beer selection at Brew30 California Taps. Discount only valid day of screening. Must present dated Rooftop Cinema Club ticket to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

For more information about Rooftop Cinema Club, visit http://rooftopcinemaclub.com. You can also stay connected with Rooftop Cinema Club socially on Twitter (@RooftopCinema), Facebook (@rooftopcinemaclub) and Instagram (@rooftopcinemaclub) and with the hashtag #RooftopCinemaClub.