Celebrate the dawn of the Hollywood film era at a Date Night Drive-In Silents Under the Stars presentation of Buster Keaton’s comedy masterpiece, “Our Hospitality,” SAT., JULY 10, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Enjoy this classic, historic movie with live music on a beautiful, starry summer evening at the majestic Paramount Ranch. Throughout this delightful “silent,” renowned composer Michael Mortilla will perform in-film accompaniment.
Before the movie, attendees will be treated to a live pre-show concert by Will Ryan and the Cactus Cowboys starting at 7:30 p.m.
Arrive early, enjoy a picnic dinner and book a cinematic history walking tour of Paramount Ranch with movie expert Mike Malone. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Panera Bread in Agoura Hills is hosting a fundraiser on July 10 for this event, so guests can easily arrange their own picnic. Guests should identify as being with Santa Monica Mountains Fund when they order between 4-8 p.m. on July 10, and Panera will donate 20% to SAMO Fund. Use Promo Code PRFund at checkout. Take-out and delivery options are both available. To order:
Admission Tickets ($40/car) will only be available
for advance purchase starting FRI., JUNE 11,
12:00 p.m. at https://samofund.org/datenight.
Proceeds from event sales will go to Santa Monica Mountains Fund to support the restoration of Paramount Ranch. Paramount Ranch is a National Park Service site located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA.
Paramount Ranch was established in the 1920’s as a movie-making studio where dozens of early film classics were created. Over the next ten decades, the property evolved into a thriving film & television production site and beloved community event & recreation space that was destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Funds raised will help SAMO Fund provide the money needed to complete the $12m restoration project being managed by NPS. Donations will be matched 1:1 by the Federal Government up to $500k.
This event is co-sponsored by Hollywood Heritage, Inc., Music in Motion and The Morgan Stanley Lakewood Group.
The Santa Monica Mountains Fund (SAMO) is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is the official non-profit of the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Contributions to The Santa Monica Mountains Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Find out more: https://www.samofund.org