If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center any time from May through October, you want to try to attend the Street Food Cinemas. A total of 57 events take place at 11 locations. This is a unique movie experience that blends some of the best pop culture films of all time with progressive new music and gourmet street food.
The food truck movement in Los Angeles was essentially born in 2008. Roy Choi, creator of Kogi, a well-known gourmet Korean taco truck, is accredited as being one of the founders of this movement. These trucks were instantly popular here.
Fast-forward to 2010, and Steve Allison and Heather Hope-Allison recognized how popular these trucks were and decided to pair them with their love for music and movies. They partnered with a vending company and invited local bands to get the concept of food and music to catch on. For two years, they did this until they got everything just right.
In 2012, they hosted their first season of the Street Food Cinema. The magical opening event took place on May 26th at Exposition Park. More than 1,500 folks came out.
Today, Street Food Cinema is the city’s largest outdoor movie series. A huge outdoor movie screen is used to show a popular film. The live music gets the crowd going before and after, and there are food trucks galore.Details