Halloween events in L.A.: Do something different this year

If trick-or-treating doesn’t sound appealing this Halloween, there are many events happening all over Los Angeles that are both fun and distinctive. 

Take a trip down to downtown Los Angeles for an experience at the 18-and-over Rooftop Cinema Club. The 1978 movie, “Halloween,” will be showing there on Oct. 31. 

Parking at this cashless venue is $7 for self-park and $15 for valet. All major credit cards are accepted and the club is located on the fourth floor of the building.

Michael Castellon, who attended the Cinema Club recently, said, “I went with my wife and we enjoyed it. Nice that they have drinks and food.” He mentioned not expecting earphones to be distributed for the movie.

Rooftop Cinema Club has two locations in Los Angeles as well as other locations in New York, Houston, San Diego and even London. You can find more information such as showtimes and the Hollywood and downtown address on the website https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/.

Paramount Studios is offering the After “Dark Tour: Tales From the Other Side” this Halloween for a 2 ½ hour walking tour open through Nov. 16.

Visit this special Halloween event and get exclusive access to parts of Hollywood Forever Cemetery after closing hours. 

Complimentary champagne, candy and popcorn are provided. Schedule times may vary and tours are given on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings.

Find more information on the website for tour times: http://www.paramountstudiotour.com/. The tour is for all people 16 years or older and is $99 per person with all fees included.

You can join a big crowd this Halloween for a more adult scene at the 2019 Annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Oct. 31 on Santa Monica Boulevard, North Doheny Drive and La Cienega. 

Witness a costume extravaganza at this free event with live music, DJs, dancing and local eateries. Several bars will remain open after the Carnaval festivities to keep the party going.

Michael Chiarieri, an annual attendee and server at Tender Greens of West Hollywood, warns about the parking and traffic that are encountered every year for the event. He says “WeHo is the best place to go for Halloween, just don’t bring a car.” 

Join the WeHo tradition this Halloween from 6 to 11 p.m.

Or you can take a scary turn at Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood. This evening event begins at 7 p.m. but early entry tickets are sold online for entry at 5:15 p.m. 

Uziel Garcia recalls her Horror Night as “one of the scariest nights (of her) life.” She remembers watching her family get scared as a fun part of attending this event.

This year Horror Nights is having ’80s-themed Thursdays where ‘80s costumes are encouraged on Thursday nights. Horror Night tickets do not grant entry to Universal Studios Hollywood before 7 p.m. and tickets generally range from $72 to $99 per person. Fees and taxes not included. 

Additionally, you can visit the old abandoned Los Angeles Zoo area for the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. Tickets are available for $44.99 per person (fees and taxes not included). 

Experience a Latin vibe at the 20th annual L.A. Day of the Dead festival at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Come to see live Aztec dancers, costume contests and altar contests happening this Nov. 2. 

Festivities begin on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. if you would like to see the ceremonial altar set-up featuring more than 100 altars. The event will have five stages with a variety of musical and theatrical performances such as Cafe Tacuba. Art and photo exhibitions will also be featured throughout the event.

This kid-friendly event begins at noon on Nov. 2. Tickets are $25 per person. Children 8 years old and younger, as well as seniors 65 years or older, are free when the entry is before 4 p.m. 

A parking map, as well as tickets for sale, are available at https://www.ladayofthedead.com/event-info/.

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