Month-Long Halloween Film Fest
Comfortably decked out for the Halloween season, the New Beverly Cinema offers daily screenings of classic, cult, and exploitation titles throughout October. The eclectic selection includes respected classics and low-budget (but enjoyable) trash. There is also an Annual Horror Show (sometimes known as the All-Night Horror Show), which is a twelve-hour marathon including rare feature films, trailers, cartoons and short subjects.
The New Beverly evokes a ’70s vibe; the venue is almost as much a museum as it is a theatre. Its presentation is a throwback to an era when films were projected on film: the theatre screens 35mm prints in great condition. Sometimes they are newly struck; sometimes they are archival prints such as IB Technicolor – a process whose colors do not fade over time.
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles (Fairfax District), CA 90036
2023 Horror Show Schedule: October 7, 2pm. The annual twelve-hour marathon features half a dozen rare feature films, an assortment of trailers, cartoons, and and short subjects. As usual, titles are kept secret, so audiences will not know what is in store for them until each film starts.
Tickets: $35. The show is sold out, but there will be a standby line on the day of the event.
The New Beverly fills the rest of its October 2023 schedule with a healthy dose of horror titles, ranging from classics to cult films – some for adults only, some good for the whole family, including cartoons and spoofs. Halloween Highlights include a double bill of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Thing from Another World (1951), Hold That Ghost (1942) with Abbott and Costello, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Franknstein (1931), The Gates of Hell (aka, City of the Living Dead, 1980), a double bill of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse and Cure, Beetlejuice, David Cronenberg’s The Fly, a double bill of Tod Browning’s Freaks and Mark of the Vampire, and a new 35mm print of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
Note: Some years, the theatre’s usual repertory schedule continues during evenings while the Halloween Horror Movie Screenings take place as afternoon matinees or midnight movies.
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