Where to Watch Halloween Themed Movies in Los Angeles

Calling all classic and cult movie lovers of the spooktacular and fantastically ghastly variety!

Here in Los Angeles we are extremely lucky to be home to several organizations and venues that screen revivals all year long.  Still, October is a particularly fantastic time of the year for those who believe that Halloween is more of a season and less of just a one day holiday.

Here are a few of the above mentioned organizations/venues that are showing some Halloween classics both on Halloween and on the days leading up to it.  Enjoy!

Street Food Cinema

It may be October, but for those evenings that still feel like summer why not head out to one of the outdoor locations they’ll be screening Halloween classics at!

October 22: Edward Scissorhands (Pasadena)
An American Werewolf in London (Downtown Los Angeles)

October 29: The Shining (Malibu)
Beetlejuice (Pacific Palisades)
Ghostbusters (Downtown Los Angeles)

Electric Dusk Drive In

Looking for a way to scare yourself silly while in the comfort of your own car? This non-traditional drive in movie theater located in Downtown Los Angeles is just the thing and is offering double features for the last two weekends of October!

October 22:  Scream
October 29: Silence of the Lambs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09: Movie-goers watch a screening of the movie, To Wong Foo, on an inflatable screen at the Electric Dusk Drive-In on June 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Electric Dusk Drive-in began as the Devil's Night Drive-In on the rooftop of a nearby parking structure. It now takes place at the "urban ruins" in the downtown Fashion District, where now-vanished manufacturing businesses have became the film sites of numerous movies. Like the original location, the current location is facing development but not imminently. Eventually, the "urban ruins" will go under the shovel for a massive development project of hotels, offices, apartments and a college campus costing as much as $1 billion as gentrification continues to spread through downtown Los Angeles where nights have been mostly populated by thousands of homeless people. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) ** TCN OUT **

American Cinematheque

Since 1987 the American Cinematheque has blessed the Los Angeles public with screenings of both classic and indie movie masterpieces.  These take place in the glamorous and renovated Old Hollywood movie cinemas, the Aero and the Egyptian.  See what they have in store during the weeks leading up to Halloween below!

Aero Cinema
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

October 23rd:  Vertigo
October 28th:   Ghostbusters (The Original)
October 29th:   All Night Horrorthon featuring The Blog, Hell Night and more
October 30th:   Dracula and Dracula’s Daughter (the original classics)


Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

October 27th: WNUF Halloween Special
October 3oth: Ghostbusters (the original)


Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Truly one of the most unique movie watching experiences that you are likely to have, this cozy and often overlooked music hall/movie house features whimsical pre-show entertainment by way of a sing-a-long, a classic short and most notably by its Mighty Wurlitzer, a meticulously preserved and massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that not only glows in the dark but has several other entertaining additions! We highly recomend that you grab some friends and check out at least one of their many Halloween themed movie screenings between now and the 31st.

October 21-22: The Wolf Man (1941)
October 21-22: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
October 28-29: Phantom of the Opera (1925)


The Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles has been the long time location of midnight movie screenings, most famous for their year-round Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings that are accompanied by a live ensemble cast.  This Halloween season you can catch the fun on October 22, 28, 29 and 31st.  Click on the link above to visit their website and to score your tickets.

Arclight Cinemas

Don’t forget that even though the Arclight Cinema’s are not classic theater’s, they still show some amazing throwback movies throughout the year! Here’s the lowdown on what they will be showing through Halloween.

Santa Monica:
October 31: Fright Night (the original)

Sherman Oaks:
October 24: The Monster Squad
October 31: Psycho

Culver City:
October 20: Alien

October 19: Nightmare on Elm Street
October 20: Sweeny Todd
October 24: The Excorcist
October 25: Alien
October 23: An American Werewolf in London
October 21: Dracula (1931)
October 22: Drag Me to Hell
October 26: Psycho
October 30: Gremlins
October 31: The Bride of Frankenstein  (1935)