SECCA and a/perture cinema are excited to announce the 2021 season of SCREEN ODDITIES – a monthly outdoor cult film series guaranteed to delight, frighten, and fascinate.

By nature, cult films are hard to define. Some are obscure and seldom see the light of day, while others have become permanent pop-culture icons and beloved mainstream favorites. This is what we'll be exploring in SCREEN ODDITIES, so come celebrate the bizarre and wonderful realm of cult films on SECCA's back lawn.

There will be a cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs to setup on the lawn and are required to practice safe social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other filmgoers. Cloth face coverings must be worn indoors and when purchasing concessions but are not otherwise required on the grounds.

SCREEN ODDITIES is curated by Lawren Desai, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, and Alex Brown, Director of Programs and Audience Engagement at SECCA.

Summer Screening Schedule

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Thursday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm  /  Dusk  /  $7.00

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.


Paris is Burning

Thursday, June 24 @ 8:00 pm  /  Dusk  /  $7.00

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.



Thursday, July 29 @ 8:00 pm  /  Dusk  /  $7.00

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.


House Party

Thursday, August 26 @ 8:00 pm  /  Dusk  /  $7.00

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.


Stay tuned for updates on the Fall Screening Schedule!