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Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: John Waters’ Hairspray

July 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The world was in a mess… but their hair was perfect!!

Ricki Lake stars as Tracy Turnblad in the John Waters original film from 1988 which went on to become a Tony-award winning Broadway musical and later a film adaptation of the Broadway show in 2007, starring John Travolta. We are screening the original John Waters film where Tracy (Ricki Lake) achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show’s former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber’s manipulative, pro-segregation parents (Debbie Harry and Sonny Bono). The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

TIME: Doors 5:30, Music 7:00, Movie 8:30

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The band currently practices in Dana Point, CA in Jake’s garage and still chooses Coors Light over fancy beer. The sounds of HAWAI are fitting to their environment. You hear the calming ocean and the chaos of the traffic. They are set to release their debut EP, produced by Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Deap Vally) in early 2016.  Until then, catch them live at a show. Maybe one day when one hears the word HAWAI, a thought will enter their mind not of palm trees, not of luaus, but of a band from California.

Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre

WHERE: Santa Monica HS Memorial Greek Amphitheater

PRO TIP: This is a concrete amphitheater with built-in seating (think oversized steps). Bring pillows and cushions to sit on and blankets to cuddle under. Low chairs also fit on the seating area.

DOGS: Yes! This event is dog-friendly! All dogs are welcomed with a free biscuit at the door!

TIME: Doors 5:30, Music 7, Movie 8:30

ENTRANCE: Enter on 4th Street in between the DoubleTree Hotel & the track. This is the ONLY entrance.

SEATING/CHAIRS: This location is a concrete amphitheater with built in seating (think oversized steps) with a limited amount of grass seating right up front. All seating is open, first come, first served. Pillows, cushions and blankets are strongly recommended – low chairs work well in this venue, too and shouldn’t block the view of the person behind you.

PARKING: We recommend using the Civic Center Parking Lot on 4th Street, right across the street from the entrance. Remember to pay for your parking before going to your car. No, we do not validate. This lot is operated by the City of Santa Monica. We are not responsible for this lot nor are we connected to it in any way, this is a suggested location for parking. You can also try parking at the DoubleTree. Limited on street parking – Read Signs. You may also BIKE IN as there is ample free bike parking just inside the entrance.


July 9, 2016
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Eat See Hear


Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre
601 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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