Street Food Cinema

I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.

Street Food + Street Cinema = Street Food Cinema

That is, a movie played outdoor with a street lined with food trucks.


See if you can guess the movie (in case you’ve seen it).

I’m taking a breather on composing special posts. I want to post this in case people near the area are interesting in coming to this event.

We got to destination, The Exposition Park, very early. And so, I had plenty of time to explore the area. California Science Center and Los Angeles Memorial Museum happen to be in the same vicinity as The Exposition Park.


You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your f***ing khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

The walls of California Science Center looks cool.


The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions.

When we came back, people already laid down their blankets listening to a live band while waiting for the movie to start.

street food cinema

We arrived and headed straight to the food trucks.


You wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs.


There’s a food bus too. ๐Ÿ™‚


I got me Indian food from the India Jones truck while my friend ordered from Baby’s Bada$$ Burger.


Baby Bad@ss Burgers have Hot Mama, She’s Smokin’, Cover Girl, The Other Woman, etc. on their menu. ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.


It’s getting dark, a hint that the movie’s about to start.


Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

Before the movie started I noticed a lot of people are on their cellphone to kill time …

The things you own ends up owning you.

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Are you getting what the movie is?



If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Donโ€™t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly canโ€™t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything youโ€™re supposed to read? Do you think every thing youโ€™re supposed to think? Buy what youโ€™re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove youโ€™re alive. If you donโ€™t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.


The movie is from the great mind of David Fincher. It stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer.


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The quotes are words of Tyler Durden.

The movie is …. Fight Club.

Normally, people hate distractions while watching the movie screen. With an outdoor movie theater, I loved it when I hear cars, airplanes, people shouting, and helicopters during the movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

Delicious food, brilliant brilliant brilliant movie, cool theater setting … awesome event!

This next movie quote is one of my all-time favorite movie lines:
It is only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.



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For future Food Street Cinema screenings … The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction, Bridesmaid, The Garden State, etc. are in the line-up.

There are also more other outdoor movie screenings happening all over California (maybe your own state) all summer long.


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  1. I have dined at some of these very fine establishments. One that was surprisingly good is the taco truck at Echo Park Lake.

    It looks like the evening was fun – perhaps I’ll make it out next time.

    • Plenty of this set-up happening ths summer, see if you’re interested seeing a movie outdoor. I love food trucks, esp. the ones that are available late at night. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I like how you organized this post: quotes, photos, narration… all mixed well and the pace is good. I read from the beginning to the end without stopping. OK, I lied. I stopped for one second when I read “don’t you have other things to do” ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • @Helen, those are very strong quotes that target a lot of people. I pride in living somewhat in the words of Tyler Durden, but I’m very guilty of a lot of it just like most.

    • This one is for adults only, but that’s because of the nature of the movie. I’m sure they have a bit of family-oriented screenings as well. I’m not so sure though. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just that kids would be a lot harder to handle in this type of set-up. But then again, it’d be more profitable for the organizers, if that is the case. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It looks like a really good turn out. How many gave ppositive reviews, and is this an annual thing?

    Food truck madness has come to my city too but we have yet to meld outdoor film watching with them. Perhaps it’s an idea that we can borrow?

    • I’m sure other major cities are doing this as well. I know LA has at least three of these going on every weekend all summer long.
      Even the tini-tiny island of Okinawa has food truck. Food truck definitely has found its place in the food industry, so to say. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Allan, You should pitch (or maybe even organize) this idea in your area. It’d be a great community event. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I must admit this is a movie I haven’t seen, but I enjoyed the way you wove the quotes throughout the interesting photos. There are so many places showing movies outdoors this summer and creating a nice gathering place. I’m glad you had the opportunity to enjoy yourself in this way. And the trucks are just everywhere aren’t they? From Wilshire Boulevard in front of LACMA to all the museums, and everywhere I go! I’m not a fan, but I think I’m in the minority! Great post, Rommel! Hope you’ve been enjoying your summer!

    • I love food truck for its variety, they bring really different flavors and tastes from the usuals. Also because most of the food trucks are small local businesses that would’ve gone unnoticed if they have a set place. There is one where they serve Vietnamese sandwich. I think it’s one in front of LACMA actually. I can not find any vietnamese sandwich anywhere in my area. The only thing is that food trucks have a bit pricey, but just a bit, and it’s understandable. Yeah, you are in the minority. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. dude – you gave us a great post here — well let me back up and say thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today – because that brought me here and I am so grateful that it did – because this post was a treat for at leafs 3 reasons. (1, the feel of summer, 2 the artsy way you weaved in quotes/photos/thoughts on life, and 3. the originality) and so gracias!

    couple more thoughts:

    those food trucks are a work of art! we have had a few of them at a lot of events over the last few years in RVA too = amazing that such high quality cuisine can come from a food truck, but in some cases it sure does

    I like the way you gave us quotes and then told us the movie – I saw the movie a long time ago – not my ideal movie – definitely a “dude flick” ha! But I did enjoy it and was shocked at the ending – and well, it was interesting to read these quotes – especially this one –

    “Youโ€™re not your job. Youโ€™re not how much money you have in the bank. Youโ€™re not the car you drive. Youโ€™re not the contents of your wallet. Youโ€™re not your f***ing khakis. Youโ€™re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”
    โ€• Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  5. What a great idea! I would be distracted by all that food though ๐Ÿ™‚ We have been to a couple of drive in movies, but have always taken our refreshments with us.

  6. Here in South Africa, we used to have lots of Drive-in movie places. Not any more though. They seem to have gone out of fashion a long time ago. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The food and drink was the best thing, really, especially the milkshakes and burgers. Great memories of another era. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. FUN! I love events where the food trucks come, so festive. And of course the weather was beautiful for an evening under the starsโ€ฆit always is in L.A.! (oops, hope I didn’t jinx it)

  8. So many different foods I’d want to try them all, and end up stuffed like a little pig! Great subject for a post Rommel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love outdoor movies. We’ve had a Council-run summer series for a few years now. Big inflatable screen, lots of food trucks and great atmosphere. In the village where I live, people carry lawn chairs and couches and bean bags up to the park. Some go in their pyjamas. We all have cushions and blankets and it is such a cool night.

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