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Street Food Cinema: The Ultimate Outdoor Movie Experience

April 8, 2016 by R.J. Price

Street Food Cinema makes its Downtown Phoenix debut April 16 and features "The Princess Bride"

Street Food Cinema makes its Downtown Phoenix debut April 16 and features “The Princess Bride,” live music from MRCH and food trucks.

Downtowners love their outdoor movies, live music, food trucks and public spaces.

On Saturday, April 16, a new family-friendly event coming to Margaret T. Hance Park will combine all of our favorite things to create the ultimate outdoor movie going experience.

Street Food Cinema, a successful outdoor movie series born in Los Angeles in 2012, will make its Downtown Phoenix debut with the hope of establishing a new tradition that feeds the community’s appetite for unique and accessible experiences in an authentically urban setting.

The introductory installment of Street Food Cinema will feature the cult classic film, “The Princess Bride,” music by MRCH and an eclectic mix of street cuisine including Mustache Pretzels, Wandering Donkey, Q UP! BBQ, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, The Great Pho King Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, My Waffle Crush and more–all for about the cost of a single ticket at a movie theater.

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Street Food Cinema is family-friendly, dog-friendly and wallet-friendly.

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The Grilled Cheese Truck will be serving up sammies.

Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s (DPI) events coordinator Mira Word says Street Food Cinema is an ideal event for the organization to sponsor because it hits on so many of the community cravings that DPI has adopted as strategic priorities.

“From movies in the park and music festivals to networking events and educational series, DPI is committed to bringing a wide variety of family-friendly events to downtown while also activating our beautiful city parks,” Word said.

For the organizers of Street Food Cinema, expanding their popular event series to Downtown Phoenix isn’t a one-time thing.

“We sincerely hope we succeed with this first show and have the opportunity to become part of the cultural fabric of your amazing city and rejuvenated downtown,” said Street Food Cinema’s Steve Allison.

Click here to buy Street Food Cinema tickets, and if you purchase before midnight on Saturday, April 9, you can enter the promo code DTPHX at checkout to receive $4 off.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. and a screening of “The Princess Bride” following at 8 p.m.

Dogs are welcome. Bring blankets, tailgate chairs and anything you need to be comfortable for fun-filled evening under the stars.


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