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Los Angeles' 'urban ruins' become temporary drive-in theater

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People make last-minute preparations before the start of the feature presentation movie, "To Wong Foo," on an inflatable screen at the Electric Dusk Drive-In on June 9, 2013, in Los Angeles.

The Electric Dusk Drive-in began as the Devil's Night Drive-In on the rooftop of a nearby parking structure. It now takes place at the "urban ruins" in the downtown Fashion District, where abandoned manufacturing buildings have become the film sites of numerous movies.

Like the original location, the current location is facing development but not imminently. Eventually, the "urban ruins" area will be developed into a massive project that includes hotels, offices, apartments and a college campus costing as much as $1 billion.

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