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This Rooftop Is On Fire BACK TO BAKER STREET IT’S BEEN TOO LONG since legions of Cumbersnatches were blessed with new episodes of the BBC series Sherlock—barring that 90-minute, alternate universe-set Victorian ghost story ”The Abominable Bride” that aired in January—but it’s official: after more than two years, Season 4 is in the works. The show’s co-creator, writer and EP Mark Gatiss (who also portrays one of our favorite characters, Mycroft Holmes, brother to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock) told the world through Twitter on April 6, ”We’re back. The game is on.” What will arch-nemesis Moriarty have in store for our favorite eccentric sleuth? We don’t know for sure, though Gatiss has said about the new season to Entertainment Weekly, ”The repercussions ... are far-reaching. It’s very big stuff.” —Tom Paul Jones

Hollywood’s upscale option for screenings under the stars, Rooftop Cinema Club, lures Angelenos seeking an alternative to impersonal, overpriced multiplexes

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s Rooftop Cinema Club founder Gerry Cottle Jr. will tell you, his idea for the wildly popular outdoor venue came out of a circus. Born into a circus family (his father owned one), he loved to entertain. But the circus wasn’t where he wanted to remain, so he did the opposite of the norm—he ran away from the circus, went to London and eventually became an event planner, until he finally quit his job with a great idea. Starting in 2011 in London, the success of Rooftop Film Club (now Rooftop Cinema Club) has surpassed all expectations. The event became the UK’s most prominent outdoor cinema, has had great success in New York City, and—as of last year—has become a staple in L.A., high on the rooftop of the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. “It’s evolved to the point where we see ourselves as completely different from all the other outdoor cinemas,” Cottle says passionately. “From the moment you get on the roof, you have these amazing views. Then it’s about themed cocktails, street food and really great service. That’s something we pride ourselves on. It’s grown out of the APRIL 27, 2016

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