The Source Restaurant, the '70s vegan hot spot run by Father Yod and his spiritual cult, is returning to Hollywood as a pop-up. The restaurant will take up residence at the Cinefamily theater May 10 to May 16.
The reappearance of the restaurant coincides with the premiere of "The Source Family," a documentary chronicling the lives of the '70s Utopian living experiment that included The Source Restaurant, a rock band and plenty of women dressed in flowing robes. The documentary will begin its weeklong run at the theater May 10.
The original The Source Restaurant was a fixture on Sunset Boulevard, known for its healthful vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine, and the draw of its founder Jim Baker, an ex-marine who later became known as Father Yod. All the female and male cooks and servers sported long hair and took part in meditation before and after hours creating a spiritual atmosphere that attracted the likes of John Lennon and Warren Beatty -- some of the restaurant's Hollywood regulars.
The festivities begin Thursday with a premiere party at the Standard Hotel. But before the party starts, there will be a white magic blessing at 6:45 p.m. at the parking lot across from the hotel where the old restaurant used to stand. Party doors open at 7 p.m. and the film screening follows at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to the party and screening are $18 or $50 for VIP.
There will also be a sacred herb workshop May 11 and a demonstration of The Source Family rituals on May 12. The Source Family rock band, Ya Ho Wa 13, will also make an appearance with a performance at the Cinefamily on May 11.
The Source Restaurant at Cinefamily will be open May 10 5 p.m. to midnight; May 11 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; May 12 12:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.; May 13 to May 16, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Cinefamily.org.