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Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero Adds Late-night Screenings

A litany of special events as the “Ultimate Outdoor Cinema Experience” releases tickets for purchase through July 3

San Diego CA— Already one of San Diego’s top attractions and the most sought-after movie ticket in town, ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB EMBARCADERO AT THE MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT SAN DIEGO has released its latest lineup of films with tickets available for purchase through July 3. Rooftop Cinema Club has upped the ante by adding late-night screenings to its lineup every Friday and Saturday night, starting May 7, and “Teen Tuesday” screenings twice a month, starting June 1, where moviegoers aged 13-and-up are invited to enjoy their favorite coming-of-age films al fresco. June 1 also commemorates the 10th anniversary of Rooftop Cinema Club’s first-ever screening, and the June program celebrates the occasion with a series of movies that also turn 10 this year, plus a weekend of films nodding to their founder’s journey.

Tickets for all films through July 3 are currently on sale at www.rooftopcinemaclub.com/embarcadero. Due to ongoing COVID guidelines, Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero remains open as a ‘limited capacity’ venue with screenings selling out fast. Guests are advised to purchase tickets early.

May’s late-night screenings come as an addition to the May schedule, which was announced last month. Start times for late-night screenings vary from 10:30-11:30 p.m. A separate admission is required. The complete list of late-night films through July 3, including start times, is below:

  • Friday, May 7 – Scream………………………………………………………… (10:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 8 – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy………. (10:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 14 – Friday the 13th ……………………………………………. (11:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 15 – Superbad……………………………………………….. (10:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 21 – Friday………………………………………………………… (11:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 22 – The Silence of the Lambs…………………………… (11:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 28 – Step Brothers……………………………………………… (10:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 29 – A Nightmare on Elm Street………………………… (11:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 4 – Ghostbusters……………………………………………….. (11:15 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 5 – 500 Days of Summer………………………………….. (11:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 11 – Scary Movie……………………………………………….. (11:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 12 – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy……. (11:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 18 – Dazed & Confused……………………………………….. (11:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 19 – Candyman………………………………………………. (11:15 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 25 – Coming to America………………………………………. (11:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 26 – Dumb & Dumber……………………………………… (11:15 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 2 – Girls Trip………………………………………………………. (11:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 3 – Wet Hot American Summer………………………….. (11:30 p.m.)

In addition to its late-night lineup, a litany of special events queued up for June will make the outdoor cinema experience at Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero even more fun and exciting. “Teen Tuesdays” for teenage moviegoers aged 13-and-up will debut June 1; a special lineup of “Time Machine” films designed to celebrate Rooftop Cinema Club’s 10-year anniversary will roll off the projector; “Family-Friendly” screenings will continue on Sunday nights, and a pet-friendly “Wooftop Cinema Club” screening has been set for Sunday, June 13.

A far more detailed look at the special events that await guests at Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero this June is below.

“Teen Tuesdays” featuring Mean Girls (Tuesday, June 1) and She’s The Man (Tuesday, June 29)

Rooftop Cinema Club isn’t like a regular Rooftop, they’re a cool Rooftop. They’re opening up their usually 18+ venue to teen moviegoers 13+ twice a month so we can all enjoy our favorite coming-of-age flicks together – even if you’re just a teenager at heart. And because those teen years can be a little gnarly, they’re offering free candy to any teen who shows a valid junior high or high school ID at concessions. As always, they suggest checking out the film’s rating before making plans as ratings will vary.

Celebrate Black filmmakers on Juneteenth with Love Jones and Candyman (Friday, June 19)

This Juneteenth, Rooftop Cinema Club is showcasing Black filmmakers and actors with screenings of writer/director Theodore Witcher’s Love Jones (8:30 p.m.) and Candyman (11:15 p.m.) starring Tony Todd in the film’s complex and iconic titular role. A separate admission is required for each film.

Commemorate Rooftop Cinema Club’s 10-year anniversary with “Ten Year Time Machine” films every Wednesday night –
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Wednesday, June 2), Bridesmaids (Wednesday, June 9), Fast Five (Wednesday, June 16), Horrible Bosses (Wednesday, June 23) and Drive (Wednesday, June 30)

This year, Rooftop Cinema Club turns 10 years old, and to celebrate they’re screening their favorite films that are also hitting the decade milestone! They’re showcasing the acting chops of Ryan Gosling with screenings of Crazy, Stupid, Love and Drive, why Kristen Wiig became a household name with Bridesmaids, how The Rock changed the Fast and Furious franchise in Fast Five, and how three television stars came together to make a hilarious comedy in Horrible Bosses.

For one weekend in June, San Diego’s ultimate outdoor cinema goes from “Big Top to Rooftop” featuring The Greatest Showman (Friday, June 4 – 8:30 p.m.), Ghostbusters (Friday, June 4 – 11:15 p.m.), Moulin Rouge! (Saturday, June 5 – 8:30 p.m.), 500 Days of Summer (Saturday, June 5 – 11:30 p.m.) and Ratatouille (Sunday, June 6 – 8:30 p.m.)

Since Rooftop Cinema Club is turning 10 this year, it only feels right for them to do some reflecting. They’ve decided to mirror their founder’s journey from growing up around the circus to creating unforgettable Rooftop experiences by sharing their      favorite films with unforgettable circus and rooftop scenes! They’ll start with the P.T. Barnum musical The Greatest Showman and move to the iconic rooftop moments of very different kinds in Ghostbusters, Moulin Rouge!, 500 Days of Summer and Ratatouille! Separate admission is required for Friday and Saturday night showings.

It’s a Full-Moon and Pride-Filled Themed-Night featuring To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar! (Thursday, June 24)

Rooftop Cinema Club’s June themed night celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month and lands under a full moon! “I want you to believe in yourself, imagine good things, and moisturize.” Put on your favorite red dress and big hat and join them for a very special screening of the drag queen cult classic – To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar! In addition to the movie, they’ll have contests, giveaways and more!

Family-Friendly Screenings light up the big screen every Sunday night in June –
Ratatouille (Sunday, June 6), Up (Sunday, June 13), A Goofy Movie (Sunday, June 20) and Coco (Sunday, June 27)

Every Sunday Rooftop Cinema Club is opening up their usually 18+ Rooftop venue to younger moviegoers, so the whole family can enjoy a movie night under the stars. Be sure to select the “Kids” ticket for anyone 12-and-under, and as always, we suggest checking out the film’s rating before making plans as ratings will vary. PLEASE NOTE: RCC’s headphones are one size, so they recommend bringing children ages 5 and up to ensure they’re able to tune into the film.

 “Wooftop Cinema Club” returns with a Family- and Pet-Friendly screening of Up (Sunday, June 13)

“SQUIRREL!” Wooftop screenings continue with the animated hit, Up. This special event is pet-friendly and family-friendly, so you can bring your “Dugs” to the screening. PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog, and all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. A special relief area will be provided at the venue.

Celebrate 4th of July Weekend Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero-style featuring Independence Day (Thursday, July 1), The Notebook (Friday, July 2 – 8:30 p.m.), Girls Trip (Friday, July 2 – 11:00 p.m.) The Sandlot (Saturday, July 3 – 8:30 p.m.) and Wet Hot American Summer (Saturday, July 3 – 11:30 p.m.)

Come celebrate the birth of America and the joy of summertime with Rooftop Cinema Club this 4th of July weekend! “We will not go quietly into the night” with screenings of the ultimate ’90s action blockbuster Independence Day, the ode to America’s favorite past-time The Sandlot, the pure Americana love story The Notebook, and the party comedies Girls Trip and Wet Hot American Summer! Separate admission is required for Friday and Saturday night screenings.

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