Films Downtown Rooftop
Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Photo credit:

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero hosts its first weekend of the season beginning Friday, with a slate that includes two current Oscar nominees and two classics.

Up first:

  • Friday – Mean Girls, 5 p.m.; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Encanto, 1:30 p.m.; La La Land, 5 p.m.; Dune, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday – The Sandlot, 1:45 p.m.; Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 5 p.m.; Pulp Fiction, 8:15 p.m.

Encanto and Dune are up for Oscars Sunday; Encanto, for best animated film, among three nominations, and Dune for best picture, among 10 total nominations. Breakfast … starring Audrey Hepburn, and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp, are each listed among all-time top films cited by the American Film Institute.

The event, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, includes the screening, plus table games and food and drink. Doors open up to an hour before screenings and seats are first-come, first-served. Each guest receives personal headphones for the show. And of course, there’s the view of downtown San Diego.

Admission ranges from $17.50 to $25.50.

Rooftop Cinema Club is open Thursday-Sunday until April when Wednesday is added to the schedule. There will be two screenings most days and three films Saturdays and Sundays.

Screenings that begin before 4:30 p.m. are open to all ages; those starting at 4:30 p.m. or later are 18 and over.

The selection features a mix of recent popular titles, current releases and classics. Special events include pet-friendly “Wooftop” screenings, sing-alongs, anniversary flicks and celebrations to mark National Record Store Day and National Superhero Day.

The lineup through May 1 includes Grease (sing-a-long), Jurassic Park, The Notebook, Spider-man: No Way Home and Casablanca.