We wish we had known about this before — on summer Saturdays Bulgarini Gelato, the darling of the Altadena, is showing classics of Italian film in the courtyard outside the shop — for free! Although we missed Divorzio All’Italiana (a personal favorite), next up is the iconic La Dolce Vita. If you’ve never seen Frederico Fellini’s incredibly epic masterpiece, you should take the time to do so, at the very least so you understand the origin of the word papparazzi. The gelateria will be open during the film, so if you get groggy two and a half hours in, you can get a snack to make it through the last half hour. Plus, if you show up before the movie, around 8 p.m., they have a great dinner deal: a mere $12 for pasta, salad and a drink. Ciao bella!
La Dolce Vita
Saturday, August 8, 8:45 p.m.
Bulgarini Gelato, 749 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, 626.791.6174, bulgarinigelato.com