Cemeteries: More than Just Gloom and Doom

To Attract Future Customers, Cemeteries Hold Parties to Die For
Graveyards Plan Concerts, Sky-Diving, Clowns; ‘Meet Us Before You Need Us’
Araby Williams, Wall Street Journal Multimedia Producer and
Stephanie Simon, The Wall Street Journal (August 12, 2010)

The Wall Street Journal ran this short video on cemeteries working to attract a wider audience. This isn’t a new phenomena. The Hollywood Forever cemetery in Hollywood, CA (whose website doesn’t seem to be working…) started showing films on the sides of mausoleums back in the 1990s.

In an odd twist, using cemeteries for more public events is actually in keeping with their 19th century conception.

The WSJ video does a good job of discussing these points.

3 thoughts on “Cemeteries: More than Just Gloom and Doom

  • Megan, 18 August 2:34 pm

    Hollywood Forever is in… Hollywood. Not Santa Monica. They do have great events though.

  • John, 18 August 2:39 pm

    Megan: HA! I was literally changing this mistake when you sent your message. I caught it too. Not sure why I did that.

    Thanks for keeping us honest.

    — John.

  • Megan, 19 August 3:23 pm

    It’s on Santa Monica Blvd, that was probably the issue! No biggie. Here’s a link to their movie screenings: http://www.cinespia.org/

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