So much movie theater news Downtown this week--the day after we find out that Alamo Drafthouse is coming to the Historic Core, news that the Electric Dusk Drive-In has found a new home at the future megaproject City Market site in the Fashion District. Electric Dusk had been screening movies on the roof of a crappy building at Fourth and Broadway, which is about to be demolished for a 22-story skyscraper--the building owners told them last month they'd have to leave and drive-in lovers panicked. In came the developers of City Market, the huge multi-use development that's going to cover 10 blocks in the Fashion District with hotels, apartments, offices, and even a college. The drive-in will be housed at the actual site of the old produce market at San Pedro and Twelfth; construction on the megaproject isn't set to start for a couple of years, but "Until then and perhaps long beyond, theater-goers will have a ground-level view of the downtown skyline behind the big screen on the City Market campus," according to the LA Times. The first screening will be Goodfellas on April 27.
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· Huge Fashion District Project Will First Clearcut 10-Acre Site [Curbed LA]