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Street Food Cinema Halloween Screenings

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Street Food Cinema’s Halloween event at the Million Dollar Theatre

2023 Schedule: all screenings at 5:30pm & 8pm unless otherwise noted.

  • October 7: Shaun of the Dead at the Autry Museum; Practical Magic at Will Rogers State Historic Park
  • October 14: Halloween (1978) at the Autry Museum
  • October 20: Boo-Ze, Bites & Frights (Night 1) screening Scream (1996) and Scary Movie (200) at Heritage Square Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm
  • October 21: Boo-Ze, Bites & Frights (Night 2) screening I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cabin in the Woods at Heritage Square Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm.
  • October 21: Halloweentown at Verdugo Park
  • October 28: Hocus Pocus at the Autry Museum; The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Ford Theatre at 6 & 8pm.

Boo-Ze, Bites & Frights Information: No indoor screenings in the style of Cinema Phantasmagoria are scheduled for Halloween 2023. Instead, Street Food Cinema offers two nights of  this 21-and-over event featuring adult trick-or-treating, food trucks, signature cocktails, haunted Victorian home tours, a horror movie double bills. Costumes are recommended. Tickets are $34 in advance and $39 at the door.

Regular Screening Tickets: General admission for outdoor screenings is $10 for children and $22 for adults. Reserved section seating is $15 for children and $27 for adults. A date-night package is $119.

Website: streetfoodcinema.com.

Street Food Cinema Halloween Screenings Information

As its name suggests, Street Food Cinema screens movies outdoors. Their year-round programming includes some genre titles, but things definitely take a turn toward terror every October, with horror films screened in several outdoor locations around town: Victory Park in Pasadena, Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, etc.

For Halloween 2019, Street Food Cinema introduced a new Halloween Cinema Event, Cinema Phantasmagoria, a sort of immersive experience inside the Million Dollar Theatre, with costumed actors transporting guests back into the 1920s (reviewed here). For an added fee, there was a guided tour through the basement and behind the screen, featuring spooky settings and scares.

Unfortunately, the 2020 pandemic lockdown prevented a follow-up event that year. Street Cinema resurrected the basic approach in 2022, offering two installments of Slasher Cinema, also at the Million Dollar Theatre. Each installment was themed to the film being screened: “Totally ’80s” featured A Nightmare on Elm Street, and “That’s So ’90s,” featured Scream. As with Cinema Phantasmagoria, there was live entertainment on stage (a quiz and a costume contest, and there was a behind-the-scenes walkthrough, though in this case the tour was self-guided, with only a few costumed characters (reviewed here).

For more information, including screening locations, visit Street Food Cinema’s website.

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