Rooftop Halloween Horror Film-Festival
Hollywood Gothique Says:
The Montalbán delivers a great outdoor movie experience, with comfortable seating, great audio-video, and terrific amenities. Rooftop Screams, their annual Halloween Cinema series, offers an eclectic mix of titles, with classic, cult, and contemporary titles ranging from PG to R and even unrated.
1615 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
2021 Update: Returning! Having skipped 2020 because of the pandemic, the Montalbán resurrects Rooftop Screams for Halloween 2021. Health and safety protocols remain in place, including mask-wearing.
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays in October, plus Halloween Night
Hours: Doors and bar open at 6pm; films start at 7pm.
Tickets: $25 for a single seat, $50 for a loveseat, which includes two boxes of popcorn
Films: Scream, The Exorcist, The Shining, Friday the 13th (1980), The Addams Family (1991), IT, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrios, The Orphanage, Hocus Pocus, Beeltejuice, The Lost Boys, American Psycho, and a double bill of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31.
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Rooftop Screams Info
The Montalbán presents this annual rooftop festival of Halloween-flavored films every October. Films are digitally projected on a large, high-quality screen, with audio provided through headphones to cancel out noise from traffic on the street below.
Amenities include popcorn, sodas, Umami Burgers, and alcoholic beverages.
There is no ADA access for the rooftop; access to the screening space is via stairs only, no elevator service. No outside food or beverage is allowed.
Screenings are for 18-and-over only.
The Montalbán also includes Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction titles in its Summer Series.
Rooftop Screams did not take place in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Montalbán resumed rooftop screenings in August 2021, then announced its Halloween schedule in September.