For a city recently dubbed the snobbiest in the nation by real estate know-it-alls Movoto, Pasadena offers an exceptionally awesome, monthlong summer film festival — free to the unwashed masses. Kicking off July 5 and running through July 27, Old Pasadena Film Festival has lined up 23 screenings including family-friendly features (Moonrise Kingdom), classics (The Odd Couple), indies (Last Stop for Paul), classic romances (Lover Come Back), foreign films (Life Is Beautiful) and documentaries, brought to you by Conscientious Projector (Who Does She Think She Is?). This year's festival pays special homage to vintage horror classics and science fiction, with fresh produce on a murderous rampage in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, a science experiment gone awesomely wrong in The Fly, Academy Award–hogging Gravity and many more thrillers best screened in the company of other warm bodies. Most screenings are outdoors at Central Park or One Colorado, a beautiful courtyard venue surrounded by 19th-century architecture, in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, although there are also some unconventional indoor locals. You can bring your own picnic (booze is verboten). Also, in addition to the plethora of local restaurants offering takeout, food trucks will be on standby for the disorganized or kitchen-averse. Expect local DJs, trivia, giveaways and friendly, un-snobby folks having a good time. Multiple locations in Pasadena; Sat., July 5-27. See for complete schedule and locations.

Sat., July 5, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 07/05/14)

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