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Street Food Cinema Returns to Phoenix With Mean Girls

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

We’ve hit the sweet spot here in the Valley as far as weather goes, which means it’s time to get outside with your friends and family for a fun day in the park. Not sure what to do or where to go? You’re in luck because Street Food Cinema is coming back to Phoenix on November 19th and I have a whole slew of reasons why you should go.

6 No-Brainer Reasons to Head to Street Food Cinema This Month

But First, What is Street Food Cinema?

Street Food Cinema was originally launched in Los Angeles in 2012. What may sound like just an outdoor movie is really so much more. The event brings together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food, and progressive new music. They are reinventing the traditional movie-going experience. Every element of the event is carefully curated to create a unique atmosphere that really engages attendees and has them anticipating the next event.

“Our goal with bringing Street Food Cinema to Arizona is to further the community building experience of this event to the metro Phoenix area as we have done in Los Angeles over the last 4 years. At its core, StreetFood Cinema is a way to bring two things you would normally do inside (go to dinner/see a movie) outside to green spaces across a city’s most cherished assets… it’s parks.”

“Our goal is to do these first few events at Hance Park and Steele Indian School Park, and if they are successful, we would then attempt to create an annual event series (6 to 8 a year) in Phoenix. We sincerely hope we succeed with these final two 2016 shows since we had such a wonderful reception in April where we hosted about 1800 people. We truly appreciate the opportunity to become a part of the cultural fabric of your amazing city as well as being a part of the rejuvenation of the downtown area.”

6 No-Brainer Reasons to Head to Street Food Cinema This Month

  1. Perfect Weather | Like I said, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. We have been trapped inside for far too long! With the event being held at Steele Indian School Park, space is large enough to accommodate a ton of people without being on top of one another.
  2. Food Trucks | So many food trucks! My boys and I went this past Spring and there were more food trucks than I could count. With a wide variety of food types, the lines were able to move fairly quickly and there were a ton of choices for even the pickiest of eaters in your group (big or small.) This month’s line up of gourmet food trucks includes Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Q Up BBQ, Wok Sticks, Cactus Corn, Kicks Frozen Yogurt and much more.
  3. Mean Girls | Who can resist this movie? Regina George? The Plastics? Come on!!
  4. Live music | Celebration Guns will be entertaining the crowd before the movie starts. Get up and dance or sing along.
  5. Various Seating Options | If you want to guarantee that you have one of the best views in the house, you can purchase reserved seating, which is $17 before the event and $20 the day of. If you’re not too picky about where you sit, general seating is available for $12 before the event and $15 day of. If you want to add a child aged 6 to 12 to your reserved seating you’ll need to pay $11, general seating for children 6-12 will run $6 and children 5 and under are free regardless of where you sit (and that is for pre-event or day of.)
  6. Lots of fun | In addition to the great band and crowd favorite movie, when I attended earlier this year they had a fun interactive trivia portion right before the movie with fun prizes.

The foods will open at 5pm, with the band starting at 6pm and the movie starting at 8pm. You’ll want to make sure to bring a blanket to sit on and maybe one to keep you warm in the cool November evening air. You can bring lawn chairs, however, they will need to be less than 6 inches high, to ensure that no one’s view is obstructed.

There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door, so if you want to ensure that you can attend the event, make sure that you get your tickets now.


Steele Indian School Park | 300 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85012

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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