[Note: Online tickets to this event have now SOLD OUT, but if you don't mind waiting in a standby line you can probably still get in next Friday--about 10 minutes before the screening on a space available basis].
"YOU ARE BLANCHE, YOU ARE!!!" This is an outdoor lawn screening near Sunset & Vine at the grand new Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences year-old mini-outdoor lawn amphitheatre (in what used to be the parking lot of a former Pic 'N Save store). You are allowed to bring picnic items including beer or wine and they provide private lot parking--be careful to re-read every posted parking sign on adjacent streets because they are confusing and tickets are expensive.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962) is BOTH a psychological horror story AND camp classic. It is perhaps one of the Gay communities favorite movies of all time--due to the co-billing of two beloved Gay icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. By the way, the original location for the house still exists at 172 South McCadden Place, just north of Wilshire Blvd. (near the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and south of Hancock Park).
You can find out a lot more background info on both the house location and the reputed tricks Bette and Joan played on one another at the following weblink:
So much has been written about this film, but I also recommend that you read Roger Ebert's wonderful and detailed review of the film which seems to hit all the bases (weblink follows)...
This event has officially SOLD OUT online, however, if you are patient and willing to wait in a STANDBY LINE, depending on the turnout you might still get in. At last year's outdoor screenings most of the standby patrons eventually got in (about 5-10 minutes before the screening).
Please make sure to bring a picnic blanket or low backed lawn chair to sit on plus a jacket or sweater, something to drink and food/snacks to share with a couple of other group members.
Parking: Only private, free adjacent lot parking is recommended because the nearby street parking is so confusing that you may likely still receive and expensive parking ticket.