Hermosa Beach is re-creating the movie magic on its iconic pier by temporarily installing and lighting the 12 vintage-style street lamps that illuminated La La Land actor Ryan Gosling’s sunset stroll on the pier in the movie. The Lighthouse Cafe, a Hermosa Beach nightclub that served as the scene for jazz performances in the movie, is providing jazz musicians to perform on the pier for the lamp lighting nightly on Oct. 24, 25 and 26.
The Lighthouse Cafe is considered the epicenter of the West Coast jazz movement, hosting performances by many of the legendary jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.
The lighting ceremonies and nightly jazz performances are previews for La La Land Day at the Beach on Oct. 27, when the City and Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a celebration of the Academy Award winning movie and the City’s connections to jazz history. La La Land Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovanetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5-7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen at 7:30 p.m.