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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
(323) 469-1181 http://www.hollywoodforever.com/

Located back-to-back with Paramount Studios, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for many luminaries for the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Fay Wray, star of the original black-and-white King Kong (1933), along with celebrities of more recent vintage such as punk rocker Johnny Ramone.

The grounds feature an impressive array of architectural styles, from Victorian to Egyptian Revival to Art Deco, making it one of the more interesting Los Angeles landmarks for those with a Gothic frame of mind.

Check out our Hollywood Forever Cemetery Archive.

There are several Hollywood Forever Cemetery events that take place year-round, some of them specifically at during the Halloween season, including tours, festivals, and screenings:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Screenings:Cinespia screening Hollywood Forever CemeteryCinespia presents a series of summer screenings every year, projected outdoors. In keeping with the cemetery setting, many of the films are horror classics, especially during the Halloween season (Jaws, The Shining, etc.) Since this is an outdoor venue, it is recommended that you bring a blanket, pillows, and a picnic. The fine Los Angeles weather means you will seldom if ever get rained out, but popular films can attract a sell-out crowd, so arrive early. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chairs are permitted, but not tall chairs - you don’t want to block the view of those sitting behind you. The Cinespia website is here.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Hollywood Forever Cemetery presents an annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival on the weekend closest to November 1. The all-day event features music, food, costumes, and over a hundred altars decorated for the occasion by members of the community. The event's official website is here.

Art Deco Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour: The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles conducts this annual tour on one day every October. The emphasis is on the architecture and style of tombstones, mausoleums, and memorials from the 1920s through 1940s, along with some history of the famous celebrities interred on the grounds and a couple vignettes with guides in costume, including Karie Bible as The Woman in Black (said to haunt Rudolph Valentino's grave). Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bottled water are recommended for the two-and-a-half-hour tour, which departs at 20-minute intervals from 10:00am to noon. Click here for the Art Deco Society's website. , Click here to scroll through a photographic tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery of the Stars Tour: Film historian Karie Bible presents this tour almost every weekend, rain or shine. Cemetery of the Stars offers a historic overview of Hollywood Forever Cemetery and its most famous residents. Less frequently, Bible also offers The Jewish Heritage Tour and The Hidden Hollywood Tour. The two-hour tours begin at the flower shop, rain or shine, at noon. Click here for the Cemetery Tour website.

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September 2015

Cinespia presents Psycho (1960)

September 5, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$15

Cinespia presents an outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho, starring Anthony Hopkins and Janet Leigh. Gates of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery open at 6:45; film starts at 8:3opm. On-site parking costs extra - but may be worth it.

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Cinespia presents Grindhouse

September 11, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$15

Cinespia presents an outdoor screening of the crazy exploitation tribute movie, Grindhouse. featuring a double bill of films directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Gates of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery open at 6:45; film starts at 8:3opm. On-site parking costs extra - but may be worth it. Note; This screening was rescheduled from an earlier date. Previously purchased tickets will be honored. Some new tickets are available but will not last long.

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Cinespia presents Carrie (1976)

September 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$15

Cinespia presents an outdoor screening of director Brian DePalma's film version of Stephen King's novel, about a telekinetic outcast who gets revenge against her high school tormentors. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Gates open at 6:30pm; film starts at 8:30pm. On-site parking is extra.

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Cinespia presents Back to the Future I & II

September 26, 2015 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$18

Cinespia presents a special 30th anniversary, double-bill screening of Back to the Future and Back to the Future II. General admission tickets are $18; VIP tickets (reserved seating, open bar) are $150, with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Gates open at 65:45pm; films starts at 7:30pm. On-site parking is extra.

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October 2015

The Art Deco Society's 2015 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$20

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles presents its annual Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour. Though set in a cemetery during October, the guided tour is not specifically themed to Halloween: more historical than horrific, the lengthy stroll offers a fascinating overview of the cemetery's art deco stylings and its most famous residents: Cecil B. Demille, Marion Davies, Tyrone Power, Rudolph Valentino, Maila Nurmi (Vampira), Fay Wray, and John Huston, along with the sometimes sordid stories of Hollywood scandal. The last leg of the tour…

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16th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival

October 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$20

The theme for the 16th annual Dia de Los Muertos festival is Shamanic Visions of the Huichol. Though the Dia De Los Muertos Festival is not strictly speaking a Halloween event, it features costumes and decorations that dovetail nicely with the season while offering an alternative to traditional Halloween events in Los Angeles. And you can't beat the location: the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. According to the official website, this year's festival features: A vibrant traditional procession in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals with traditional…

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Third Annual UNICEF Black & White Masquerade Ball

October 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$200
UNICEF halloween party

The third annual UNICEF Black & White Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles will raise  money for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs, including continued work to protect children and families affected by the current refugee and migrant crisis. Over 500 guests (philanthropists, business leaders, celebrities) attend at the Masonic Lodge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, including: Blake Griffin Abigail Savage Alison Hailslip AnnaLynne McCord Christina Wren Diane Guerro Julie Lake Lyndsy Fonseca Lily Rabe Bridget Regan Eric Laden Megan Ferguson Evers-Swindell Sophia Amoruso Tom Felton Grace Gummer…

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Cinespia Cemetery Screening: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$25

So, you want to enjoy Halloween in a graveyard, and the annual Art Deco Society Hollywood Forever Cemetery walking tour is not enough for you? Well, how about a screening of the camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show? There's only one catch: you must wear a costume to enter the cemetery gates! Gates open at 5:15pm; film starts at 7pm. This is one of many cemetery screenings sponsored by Cinespia. Their official website explains: Join us for the 40th anniversary of the most…

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October 2016

Death Becomes Her

October 15, 2016 @ 7:15 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$16

When an aging star stumbles on an ancient potion for everlasting youth she believes her prayers have been answered. But, her life long rival plots to seduce her husband and take her out for good. They both discover that immortality has a price. Robert Zemeckis’s hilarious horror comedy starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis has a witty script, astounding special effects and iconic 80’s costumes. Join Cinespia for this special Halloween season screening, dress up for a themed…

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Stan Against Evil

October 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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Free
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Join Cinespia & IFC for the premiere of TV show Stan Against Evil! We follow Stan Miller (John C. McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Janet Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in Willard’s Mill. Together, they valiantly fight a plague…

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

October 22, 2016 @ 7:15 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$16

In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger, a disfigured man who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. But what is the dark secret behind Freddy’s attacks? One girl begins to unravel the mysteries of her small town. Join us in the cemetery for one of the scariest movies ever made. Bring blankets and pillows and dress up for our photobooth for this special Halloween season…

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October 2017

Cinespia: Ghostbusters (1984)

October 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$16
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Cinespia launches its Halloween season with a screening of the original GHOSBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and Rick Moranis. This is an outdoor screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, with beer, wine and a picnic with DJ Chris Holmes. Doors open at 5:15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

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Art Deco Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour

October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$20

After going on hiatus in 2016, Art Deco Society Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour returns this year. Though not specifically themed to Halloween, the 2-1/2 hour tour features some living history moments with the dearly departed, and the emphasis on architecture and style is punctuated with sordid stories of Hollywood's darker side. Tours start at 10am, 11am, and noon. Tix are $15 for members of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles; $20 for non-members. Wear comfortable shoes, and check…

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Cinespia: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

October 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$16
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As part of their Halloween series, Cinespia presents a brand new restoration of the late, great George A. Romero's classic horror film. Cinespia promises a "once-in-a-lifetime experience, dress up for our free Photo Booth, pack a picnic with beer and wine... Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests with 21+ valid ID. With DJ Gaslamp Killer." Doors open at 5:15pm. Film starts at 7pm.

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Night of the Living Dead 4K at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$12 – $16

A tribute to George Romero! Brand new unseen restoration! A group of desperate individuals (led by Duane Jones) seeks refuge in an abandoned house to escape flesh-eating zombies ready to feast. The sanctuary becomes a prison as the captives struggle to keep the cannibalistic dead out and any sense of order in. A master of horror, Romero became a star as his clever film became an instant cult classic. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, dress up for our free Photo Booth, pack…

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18 Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival

October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
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$20

Hollywood Forever Cemetery presents 18 Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival: The Legacy of Posada. The annual festival invites guests to join in festivities of Dia De Los Muertos at the historical Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This year's headliner entertainment is the musical combo Aterciopelados. Though not strictly speaking a Halloween event, Dia De Los Muertos features costumes and decorations that dovetail nicely with the season while offering an alternative to traditional Halloween events in Los Angeles. General Admission is $20 per person (please bring exact…

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