Halloween is less than a week away and the celebrations have already started all around Los Angeles. This is our favorite holiday of the year, at least for Greg. He loves watching classic horror flicks! Fortunately for us, we live in an area that offers a ton of things to see and do on Halloween. From mild family-friendly events to ultra-scary experiences, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!
Of course, you probably already know about annual events like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park and one of our local favorites, Carved at Descanso Gardens. Below are some of the more performance-based concerts and interactive experiences you may want to consider this year.
Delusion “Nocturnes & Nightmares”
Phillips Mansion • Pomona
Through November 19
Delusion is an interactive seasonal event. It combines elements of a traditional haunted house with immersive theater performances. This year’s Halloween event is titled “Nocturnes & Nightmares” and takes place at the Phillips Mansion in Pomona. This home built in 1875 is the perfect backdrop for this special experience. The good news is this event runs well past Halloween, so you have plenty of time to check it out. Learn more.
Halloween Organ & Film
Walt Disney Concert Hall
This is an annual event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, pairing a live pipe organ performance with a classic horror film. This year will feature the 1925 masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Cheney. It will be accompanied by organist Clark Wilson. Learn more.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s modern classic The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, along with a live performance by the film’s music composer and singing voice of Jack Skellington himself, Danny Elfman. His band and full orchestra will perform songs from the film with guest appearances by original voice actors and celebrities like Halsey, Catherine O’Hara, Riki Lindhome, Fred Armisen and Ken Page. Learn more.
The Bride of Frankenstein
Theatre at Ace Hotel
The LA Opera and Theatre at Ace Hotel are collaborating on this special screening of The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) accompanied by the LA Opera Orchestra. They will be performing the original movie score with the film in this perfectly gothic auditorium. Learn more.
Cinespia is known for their fun screenings throughout the Los Angeles area. They have several great events lined up for October 2023:
- The Ring at Los Angeles State Park – October 20
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Hollywood Forever Cemetery – October 21
- Rosemary’s Baby + Halloween Party at The Orpheum Theatre – October 31
Happy Halloween from The HD Group!