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Mid-June Family Movie Night at the Zweet Station

Eagle Rock’s only store dedicated to vintage sodas, ice cream and candy is hosting a charity root beer tasting on June 16 to benefit the homeless at Alma Lodge.

If Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, surely family movie nights under the open sky can’t be far behind.

Mark your calendars: On Saturday, June 16, Zweet Station, Eagle Rock’s only candy, ice cream, coffee, smoothie, juices and vintage soda store, will arrange an outdoor screening of Real Steel, the October 2011 Hugh Jackman film by DreamWorks that the Los Angeles Times aptly summed up as "Rocky with robots that look like Transformers, managed by a Raging Bull washout in need of a Cinderella Man comeback.”

The film is a PG-13 adaption of a sci-fi short story—with enough soda-spilling robot action to keep the kids happy (see the accompanying trailer). It will be shown at dusk in the spacious-enough driveway next to Zweet Station, which is located on 4682 Eagle Rock Blvd., on the northeast corner of Westdale Avenue.

The driveway can fit in 50 or more people, according to storeowner Jun Alejo, who proudly launched Zweet Station in January 2012. And don't worry—Alejo has obtained all the necessary permission for the screening from the Fire Department.

Flyers for the evening, which will also feature root beer tasting, will start showing up across Eagle Rock next week. All proceeds will go to the Alma Lodge in Eagle Rock to benefit the homeless.

Root Beer Tasting and Driveway Drive-In Family Movie Night, Zweet Station, 4682 Eagle Rock Blvd., 7 p.m. till midnight, Saturday, June 16. Phone: (323) 254-0797

jawbreaker June 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I have yet to visit the Zweet Station but now I'm curious as to why they'd like to benefit Alma Lodge? I was under the impression that the majority of Eagle Rock's residents were anti-Alma, in the sense that it should be torn down. Can we get a little more elaboration on the cause for this cause (what prompted it, how much do you think you'll make/donate, etc.)?

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