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Celebrating the End of Summer with The Breakfast Club in the Park


Oh, September. The weather is still warm, but everybody begins the school starting blues. Even as adults, something about fall’s arrival makes everything seem like it’s going to become harder and we’ll have more work. Outdoor movie presenters Eat|See|Hear wrapped up a summer of fun with the 80s classic The Breakfast Club at LA State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles.

The summer movie series had a reserved seating area sponsored by popchips, so beating the traffic of hunting for blanket space was no issue. Listen, I’m an entertainment in the park veteran, and being able to arrive fashionably late was by far the best perk of these upgraded tickets. I arrived just after dark before the movie rolled and as a Los Angeles native, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of food trucks (including a few I hadn’t tried before).

B Sweet treat assortment

After strolling the walkway of Coolhaus, Brasil Kiss, Currywurst, Schmuck Truck, and more of my favorites, I stumbled upon dessert specialists B Sweet. Having to pick from an assortment of cookies and cupcakes in jars was probably my most difficult task of the evening, but ultimately I settled with Glazed Donut Bread Pudding. Just think about that statement for a moment. Ooey, gooey donuts in a baked thick and sweet sauce. I was given two spoons to share, but let’s be real: there was no sharing involved.

The Breakfast Club in LA State Historic Park

I was easily able to snag a prime viewing spot in the reserved area just as the movie began. I was extremely impressed by the quality of sound, as well as the screen resolution. Had there not been an occasional helicopter overhead or bug-friend flying by, I would have thought I was in a theater. The location of LA State Historic Park provided the most beautiful backdrop behind the screen. The skyscrapers of downtown glimmered behind the movie, and the clear skies even showed a few stars.

I can’t wait for next summer to watch my favorites outdoors again! But wait, actually you don’t have too because while the summer session is over for Eat|See|Hear, they still have two wonderful fall series you can enjoy. Friday nights through October join Eat|See|Hear as they co-produce the Front Porch Cinema Series on the Santa Monica Pier. You can sit back and relax on old school lawn chairs and the best part is it is FREE!


You can also spend a Saturday or two at Eat|See|Hear’s Supernatural Saturday Night outdoor movie screenings, celebrating Halloween frights throughout October. Eat|See|Hear|SCREAM will start with a presentation of Poltergeist to brave viewers on Saturday, Oct. 12, and continue until Halloween with cult classics, Ghostbusters and The Shining at outdoor venues across L.A. Movie-goers will be shocked by the impact of a horror flick on a 52-foot screen!

Thank you to Eat|See|Hear for providing complimentary tickets. All opinions remain my own.

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When she's not blogging or working on various TV shows, Jayda can be found at Disneyland with her preschooler niece in tow. She is committed to social good by volunteering and promoting blood donation in her community, as well as raising two eloquent teenage kitties.

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