San Diego to get rooftop movies

March 21, 2018 by  

The Rooftop Cinema Club (RCC), based in the U.K., is bringing its unique concept of movie-going to San Diego.

The RCC plans to open an outdoor theater on the rooftop of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, a downtown hotel. The theater gives visitors a view of the city in every direction. Movie-goers will sit in deck chairs under the stars and enjoy a range of films, from classic movies to new releases.

The theater’s opening is planned to take an entire weekend, focusing on films that have a San Diego connection. First up is 1959’s classic ‘Some Like It Hot’, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Much of the film was shot in Coronado, just across the bay from San Diego proper.

The following evening brings ‘Top Gun’, starring Tom Cruise. The film was shot largely at Miramar Naval Air Station, which is now Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The final film of the opening weekend is ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, starring Will Ferrell. The film is a comedy about a news anchor who works at a San Diego television station.

The theater, which is open only to those over 18, opens April 12, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the film starting at 7:30 pm, after the sun has set.

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