Street Food Cinema Launches “Cinema Phantasmagoria” at the DTLA’s Million Dollar Theater For Spooky Good Month of October
Enjoy the new Halloween experience with Street Food Cinema for the month of October — Cinema Phantasmagoria at the iconic Million Dollar Theatre. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October, Los Angeles audiences can join us for a spooky good time.
Who’s feeling positively spooky and ready to countdown to Halloween with the most beloved Halloween movies ever in Los Angeles? Well, the team at Street Food Cinema has got a treat for you with their newest specialty event series — Cinema Phantasmagoria! Cinema Phantasmagoria is a Street Food Cinema production running throughout the upcoming month of October at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Our guests are encouraged to bring their food from the Grand Central Market right next door back in with them to enjoy during their movie.
And, if you dare, take the historic VIP Backstage Ghost Tour (this hair raising fifteen-minute tour will be running throughout the night for guests) and step into the depths of the gothic Million Dollar Theatre. And did you know that the Million Dollar Theater is more than a 100 years old aaaannnd it was opened by Sid Grauman as in Grauman’s Theatre (his first in Los Angeles). A spooky tour of this classic landmark is a must-see for Hollywood history aficionados!
With two screenings each for that night’s movies, you can start early or go later for that extra witching hour scare fun! Join us for our opening night on Friday, October 11th for the one & only, 1978 original — “Halloween,” which stars the incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis! Doors will open at 5:30 pm with screenings at 7 pm and 9 pm (tickets will apply to either screening time).
Find all Ticket information for Cinema Phantasmagoria here: https://streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/los-angeles/cinema-phantasmagoria/
Full Cinema Phantasmagoria Schedule below:
October 18 – Saw 15th Anniversary
October 19 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
October 20 – The Thing (1982)
October 25 – Shaun of the Dead 15th Anniversary
October 26 – Beetlejuice
October 27 – The Conjuring
October 30 – Sleepy Hollow (1999) 20th Anniversary
October 31 – IT
About Cinema Phantasmagoria
Cinema Phantasmagoria is an immersive haunted theater experience with classic horror films. Guests step into a mysterious 1920’s movie palace where time stands still. Sinister ushers, strolling musicians, a demonic barber and an undead Master of Ceremonies will entertain as you hit the bar before settling in to watch a modern classic horror film. And, if you dare, take the historic VIP Backstage Ghost Tour (running every fifteen minutes throughout the night) and step into the depths of the gothic Million Dollar Theatre.
About the VIP Backstage Ghost Tour:
During a movie premiere in 1921, a mistress to a silent movie star went missing. Her name was Lily Lavender. Was it a murder? On this guided tour, explore the mystery and history of the Million Dollar Theatre.
About the Million Dollar Theater:
Opened on February 1st, 1918 by Sid Grauman as Grauman’s Theatre (his first in Los Angeles) with a star-studded premiere of “The Silent Man” starring William S. Hart, who was there for the festivities. Other stars attending the opening included Lillian Gish, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Reid, Edna Purviance, and Constance Talmadge. Directors attending included Cecil B. DeMille, D.W. Griffith, Thomas Ince, and Mack Sennett. The building was listed on the National Register in 1978.
It was referred to in early ads as Grauman’s Million Dollar Theatre. It had evidently cost something more than that sum for the land, the office building, the theatre, and the furnishings. Architect Albert C. Martin (1879-1960) designed the 60,000 square foot building with the exterior in an opulent Churrigueresque style. William Lee Woollett designed the theatre. Most of the exterior sculpture was by Joseph Mora but some work at the theatre entrance was by Woollett.
Now in its 8th season, Street Food Cinema is LA’s largest outdoor movie experience, combining carefully cultivated experiences with outdoor movies, street food, audience games, live music and more. We’d love to have you join us this season for 27 weeks, 11 locations and more than 50 fantastic events.
There are still so many more incredible Saturday night cinematic experiences for you to still enjoy with Street Food Cinema this season. Full season schedule can be found here: http://www.streetfoodcinema.com/
This ultimate outdoor movie experience founded in 2012 by the dynamic husband and wife team of Steve Allison & Heather Hope-Allison, has developed a strong community of entertainment and food enthusiasts across Los Angeles. Every Saturday throughout the summer, Street Food Cinema features beloved cult classic movies on a huge 50 foot screen alongside LA’s favorite food trucks like Cousins Maine Lobster, Street Kitchen LA and Churro Stix as well as emerging music artists such as Alex G., Past Action Heroes and The Urban Renewal Project: punctuated with themed audience games hosted by professional comedians to complete the interactive experience. Their Season 6 opener in 2017 was the world’s biggest La La Land screening AND the biggest Street Food Cinema to date at over 5,000 attendees. With their visionary idea to take the outdoor movie experience to fully inclusive night out – they incorporated a variety of fascinating food trucks, pre-movie live entertainment and cool interactive experiences to massive audience appeal in three major markets: Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix.