Friday, August 07, 2009

(500) Days of Summer Gets a Key to the City?!

The offbeat romantic dramedy (500) Days of Summer takes viewers on a journey through downtown Los Angeles, primarily through Tom’s many walking tours. And since they opened the Los Angeles doors to people around the world it is only fitting that the cast and crew should literally be able to open every door in the city.

This afternoon at Angels Knoll Park (at 4th Street and Olive Street), the location of the infamous bench scene, the movie stars Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend and more were given a key to the city. And the press, public, and four of us ExperienceLA bloggers were there to see it and enjoy free customized ice cream sandwiches (yum!) curtsey of COOLHAUS, t-shirts and posters. Because this was not just any key –it is big, bright yellow and the top looks like a sun, oh and most importantly it was promised to open every door in the city and Geoffrey Arend seemed determined to walk around the block and try it out.

The city also put a plaque at the base of the bench commemorating its appearance in the film so if you are a fan of the movie or LA I defiantly recommend visiting the park, sitting on the bench and enjoying the view. You could also take a tour of all the (500) Days of Summer sites thanks to the Los Angeles Times which has compiled a list of prominent downtown locations featured in the movie .

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to that theater, see a movie rich in LA destinations, and then experience the sites yourself. After all you got to enjoy every last bit of summer you get.

Photo provided by Curt Gibbs. Here's a slideshow of more of his photos from today! For more pics see his profile ExperienceLA on flickr.


Nakki said...

Lovely. I wish I could have been there! Work smerk. Thanks for blogging (I was hoping you'd get more of Zoey's outfit...buts it'll all good! lol).

Rob said...

very well deserved