Free screening of Oscar-winning film 'Chinatown' inside Metro's historic Union Station on Saturday, July 20

Soak up the old timey atmosphere while watching an old timey movie! Photo: JulieandSteve via Flickr Creative Commons

Soak up the old timey atmosphere while watching an old timey movie! Photo: JulieandSteve via Flickr Creative Commons

Metro, in partnership with Downtown Film Festival L.A., will screen Chinatown at historic Union Station in a free-to-the public program on the evening of Saturday, July 20th. The classic neo-noir film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway is based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Robert Towne and directed by Roman Polanski. The program marks the Closing Night Film of the 2013 Downtown Film Festival L.A., held July 10 – 20 in venues throughout downtown L.A.

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, Chinatown has been hailed as among the greatest films of all time and one of the defining movies about Los Angeles since it was first released in 1974 by Paramount Pictures.

The public screening of Chinatown as the Closing Night Film of Downtown Film Festival L.A. launches Metro’s new program of arts and cultural events planned for the iconic Union Station in anticipation of its 75th anniversary celebration next year.

The event is free to the public but reservations are essential. Advance tickets may be reserved at //www.dffla.com.

Guests are welcome to bring picnics, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Show your Metro TAP card at check-in and get access to preferential seating and receive one free beverage (while supplies last).

The film was selected in part to coincide with Chinatown Summer Nights in Los Angeles, occurring the same evening just a Metro stop away on the Gold Line. Show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at the event and receive a free gift (while supplies last). Learn more at //chinatownsummernights.com.

Film Screening Details:

Saturday, July 20
Screening begins 8:30 p.m. (doors open 8:00 p.m.)
Union Station Old Ticket Concourse
800 North Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program is free but advance tickets must be reserved at //www.dffla.com.

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Visit the Trip Planner metro.net for more routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.

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