5 Magical Outdoor Spaces With Halloween Movie Screenings

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5 Magical Outdoor Spaces With Halloween Movie Screenings

Catch creepy classics al fresco.

Adventurous cinephiles can gather for a socially-distanced Halloween affair under the stars at these pop-up cinemas. The magical settings will bring the true spirit of the season to life along with all the creepy, undead characters from beloved Halloween classics. Whether it’s a drive-in at an L.A. landmark or an exclusive night with all the frills and thrills, you’ll find something that does the trick and comes with an extra treat below.

1. Dinner & A Movie On The Bay

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Credit: Pier 1 Hornblower

Slide off the sofa and take in a magical sunset with this movie experience aboard the Hornblower. You’ll dine al fresco on the Sapphire Sky Deck, draped with romantic fairy lights—and if you’re a VIP guest, you’ll be sipping champagne or cider as you wait for the magic to begin. As the sun sinks into the Pacific, a large screen will light up the scene and you’ll settle in for a screening of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocusall while sailing past San Diego’s most breathtaking sights. Get your tickets here.

2. Halloween Outdoor Cocktail Movie Club

Credit: Outdoor Cocktail Movie Club

Outdoors cinemas are having their moment and what could possibly make a classic Halloween movie with a gorgeous L.A. sunset as a backdrop any better? Why, mouthwatering cocktails inspired by the film, of course! On top of that, this Outdoor Cocktail Cinema Club Experience comes with a range of delicious concessions. There are two screenings per day with Beetlejuice and Child’s Play showing on October 29. Then on October 30, Nightmare Before Christmas and Nightmare on Elm Street will be screening. Tickets can be booked here.

3. Street Food Cinema 

Street Food Cinema has added Halloween classics to their drive-in series line up. There’ll be Beetlejuice showing on October 30, The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 31. (10/31) and Coco on November 1. As per usual, “Frightfully delicious” street food will be on offer from a carefully curated vendor. Find out more here.

4.  Los Angeles Zoo Drive.In Halloween Movies

The L.A. Zoo is creating a whole Halloween adventure along with a film. There’ll be all sorts of “ghoulishly fun” like a not-so-scary drive-through with creatures lurking in the foliage, treat-and-swag bags, a virtual costume parade, and more. The best part is that ticket sales all go towards conservation and education work at the zoo. Find out more here.

5. Idle Hour Halloween Movie Night

Head to this old L.A. establishment for a free movie night that comes with bottomless popcorn, killer beer and plenty of spooky cocktails on offer. There’ll be three films showing on October 31 and you’ll need to reserve a table in advance for 2-hour sessions based on the movie you want to watch. There’ll be Hocus Pocus at 5 pm, Psycho at 7 pm and Halloween at 9 pm. Reservations can be made here.