SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Across the country, indie movie studio A24 plans to host screenings of movies on billboards in the cities where they were inspired.
And coming to a billboard in Sacramento, Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird," which the director described as a love letter to Sacramento.
The movie is scheduled to be screened Saturday, July 20 on the billboard across the street from Peet's Coffee, near the intersection of J and 20th Street. The screening is free and open to the public. Andrew Elmets, a spokesperson for A24, said that after the Midtown Farmers Market, 20th Street will continue to be closed off to traffic between J Street and Jazz Alley.
Elmets said the seating provided is on a first-come-first-serve basis and that the first 100 people at the event can get a seat and a wristband for free food and drinks from Chandos Taco Truck.
The upcoming screening is part of A24's Public Access program. The other cities that are hosting screenings are:
- July 27: "The Bling Ring" in Van Nuys
- Aug. 6: "The Witch" in Ossipee, New Hampshire
- Aug. 10: "Good Time" in Queens, New York
- Aug. 17: "The Spectacular Now" in Athens, Georgia
- Aug. 24: "Moonlight" in Miami
Lady Bird is an award-winning film that showed the life of a teen in Sacramento. The coming-of-age film paid homage to the experiences that Gerwig had while growing up.