Great Horror Movie Nights is resurrecting this year! The event is produced by Ten Thirty One Productions, the same company that brings us the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride every haunt season. Watch classic scary movies in L.A. on a massive screen outdoors at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo so you know, monsters can collectively eat everyone in one area.
Tickets are available to purchase online, at the door, and for the first time a season pass is for sale. I think a season pass is clever and great for us horror film junkies. One movie screening ticket is $17 online, $25 at the door if the screening isn’t sold out. The season pass is $89 and includes admission to all 7 movie nights for 2017. Buying the season pass saves about $4 per movie so; it’s financially better to get the pass if you plan on attending every screening.
Great Horror Movie Nights take place at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive on a Friday and doors open at 6pm. Here’s a list of the film schedule:
February 10, 2017 — Carrie (1976 Original)
March 4, 2017 — The Thing (1982 Original)
March 17, 2017 — The Hills Have Eyes (2006 Remake)
April 7, 2017 — Fright Night (1985 Original)
April 21, 2017 — The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 Original)
May 5, 2017 — Jaws (1975)
May 19, 2017 — Halloween (1978 Original)
I attended Great Horror Movie Nights’ screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 2015 and the event was pretty entertaining. The screening took place at Elysian Park but I assume it’ll be the same concept.
Get there early because there will be a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the movie set-up at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and don’t forget a short beach chair or blankets, as guests will be watching from the park’s grass.
They allowed guests to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol allowed) at previous movie nights. Hopefully, they have similar surprises again at these screenings too; I won’t spoil what they were. Have a creepy time and let us know how the screenings are if you attend!