The Bloc And Alamo Drafthouse Invite Music And Movie Lovers To Celebrate Summer With Skyline Sound + Cinema Events

The 2018 Rooftop Series Launches with The Greatest Showman Sing-Along on June 21st in Downtown Los Angeles in Partnership with ALT 98.7

May 10, 2018 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Bloc, Los Angeles' premier urban shopping and dining hub, in partnership with acclaimed cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse and ALT 98.7, L.A.'s New Alternative, opens its rooftop for the Skyline Sound + Cinema series, an elevated film and concert experience in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). The first installment of the four-part event takes place June 21st on The Bloc's rooftop - a spacious, outdoor location that offers panoramic skyline views and seats over 800 -- featuring a performance by singer-songwriter Cary Brothers and an interactive sing-along screening of the smash musical THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.

"We are thrilled to partner with Alamo Drafthouse and ALT 98.7 to host the Skyline Sound + Cinema Series on our expansive rooftop, providing guests with the city's best skyline views as they enjoy this premium cinematic and musical experience," said Meg Byrne, Branding and Marketing Manager of The Bloc. "Our vibrant, open-air space is the perfect setting for people to gather and experience the best part of our city - downtown."

Film selections for the Skyline Sound + Cinema series will be curated by Alamo Drafthouse, an Austin, Texas-based theater chain opening its first Los Angeles location at The Bloc later this year, and the city's best up-and-coming bands - selected by ALT 98.7 radio host Tobi Lynn - will serve as pre-show entertainment.

"At Alamo Drafthouse we're constantly striving to create the greatest movie-going experiences for audiences everywhere, and with our Rolling Roadshow series of outdoor screenings, that means finding incredible locations and pairing them with the perfect titles for Movie Parties," said Alamo's VP Events and Partnerships Henri Mazza. "We're ecstatic to work with The Bloc to provide DTLA with the perfect night out through stellar cinema and live sunset concerts featuring great LA bands."

As Alamo Drafthouse's kitchen will be under construction during the series, guests can enjoy featured food from The Bloc restaurants The Urban Oven, HATCH Yakatori + Bar and Everytable, along with of-the-moment DTLA eateries. A selection of craft brews, wines and spirits will also be available to complete the entertainment experience.

2018 Skyline Sound + Cinema Events

The Greatest Showman
Opening musical performance by Cary Brothers

  • Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 6:30pm

Confirmed series event dates:

  • Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 6:00pm
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Bloc is located in downtown Los Angeles on the corner of Flower and 7th Streets and can be accessed via the Blue, Expo, Purple and Red lines at the 7th Street Metro Center Station. Current Metro expansion connects The Bloc to Santa Monica, Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley.

For more information on Skyline Sound + Cinema events, please visit www.skylinesoundcinema.com.

Alamo Drafthouse social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/AlamoDrafthouse
Twitter: twitter.com/alamodrafthouse
Instagram: instagram.com/drafthouse
Website: drafthouse.com

For Alamo Drafthouse Media Inquiries:
Brandy Fons
310-809-8882
brandy@fonspr.com

For The Bloc Media inquires:
Alison Holt Brummelkamp
213-335-5500
Aholt@golin.com

For ALT 98.7 Media Inquires:
Megan MacEachern
323-646-0877
Megan@shinyobjectco.com

About The Bloc

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Bloc brings Angelenos together in a vibrant, open-air, truly urban center. Owned by National Real Estate Advisors, The Bloc inhabits a full city block with $180 million in renovations to create an experiential activation of unique shops, premier retailers, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality and office space. Originally built in 1973 by architect Charles Luckman, the development is the single largest mixed-use property in Los Angeles, reinvented to deliver an energetic connecting point, bringing people together to discover in a welcoming, stimulating urban center. It is anchored by a fully renovated Macy's Flagship store and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2018), the completely reimagined Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, and a 722,000 square foot creative-leaning office tower. The Bloc is LEED certified and connects directly to the 7th Street Metro Center Station where four lines converge. For more information, please visit www.theblocla.com. @TheBlocLA

About National Real Estate Advisors

National Real Estate Advisors is a leading investment manager specializing in build-to-core, developing and owning large-scale, urban commercial and multifamily projects for its institutional client accounts. National constructs investment portfolios of stabilized modern property assets-apartment, office, mixed-use, industrial, data center and hotel-with design features, technological enhancements, and amenities that can drive high tenant demand and create value for investors. National is an independently operated subsidiary of the National Electrical Benefit Fund, a substantial pension trust with a significant amount of assets that are managed by National on a discretionary basis. For more information visit, www.natadvisors.com

About Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-one years later, with 32 locations and counting, the Alamo has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including partnering with the film distribution company NEON, Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers, and the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing exploitation-era film.

About iHeartMedia

ALT 98.7 is owned and operated by iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia Los Angeles owns and operates KRRL-FM, KYSR-FM, KIIS-FM, KOST-FM, KBIG-FM, KLAC-AM, KFI-AM, KEIB-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.4 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.

iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

SOURCE Alamo Drafthouse

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