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Best 2016 Halloween-Themed Shows In Los Angeles

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It's that time of year again. Halloween is soon approaching with kids and families making plans for purchasing their favorite seasonal costume to wear out on trick or treat rounds. Dressing up in costumes and visiting neighbors to request candy treats is among the traditional activities that families love to enjoy in group settings. There are a variety of themed stage events and festivals in the works complete with decorations, candy, music and more that add to the options to choose from when it comes to spooktacular celebrations. Here are a few exciting public events that are sure to provide the festive atmosphere and unique, creative activities for kids and families to enjoy Halloween in a colorful fashion in the decor of the season.

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Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
818) 622-3801
Dates: View Calendar

Universal Studios has amped up its annual Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, by making it scarier than past years which is pretty hard to do! Featuring more surprises more screams, newly themed mazes based on cult films and smash hit TV shows, and more, you'll can be sure you'll be pretty scared by the end of the evening. Take a "Terror Tram" ride and get overrun by zombies, or pick a maze and get ambushed by aliens, zombies or werewolves. The choice is yours. Times, tickets and packages are available online.

Related: Where To Get Halloween Costumes In Los Angeles

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Halloween at the Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 466-7000
Date: October 29, 2016

The Annual Halloween at the Roosevelt is a few days earlier since Halloween falls on a Monday this year. Come celebrate at this property-wide Halloween gala that should not to be missed. Get your monster groove on with close to 3,000 of Hollywood's sexiest and elite party people. Halloween at the Roosevelt will feature DJ's, and a live performance by Big Sean, as well as other special performances throughout the night. Ticket and VIP packages are available online. The evening begins at 8pm and ends at 2am. The party will cover over 40,000 square feet of the property and is the place to be for Halloween.

Related: Affordable Halloween Costumes In LA

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"Lucha Vavoom"
The Mayan Theater
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-4287
Date: October 26 & 27, 2016

Looking for something different to do this Halloween? Check out two Halloween-themed nights of the Vampire "Lucha Vavoom" at The Mayan. This year, the theme is "Halloween Madness," where you'll get to experience a surreal Halloween celebration of epic proportions and a costume party. At "Lucha Vavoom," you'll witness zombie chickens running around; trapeze artists The Wau Wau sisters; Hula Hoop champion Marawa Wamp; a "Pinatita" with a surprise; lots of tequila and let's not forget the intermission show and all the body slamming and chaos that is "Lucha Vavoom." If this doesn't sound like a great Halloween party, you're doing it wrong. Special guests and performers are still to be announced. For more information and tickets, click here.

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All Night Horrorthon
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1528
Date: Oct 29, 2016 at 7:30pm

It wouldn't be Halloween without scary movies. The Aero Theater knows this and gives horror fans an all-nighter of the best classic scary films back to back to back. Celebrating it's 11th year, stop by the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for a run from dusk until dawn. So, sit back, relax and enjoy as many horror films as you can stay awake for. Get there early to score a prime seat. Movies include "The Blob, Devil Fetus, The Entity, Phantasm II, Humanoids From The deep, Hell Night and Brain Damage. The event comes complete with film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises!

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Hollywood Monster Night
Riviera 31 At Sofitel Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 278-5444
Date: October 29, 2016

This year, Hollywood Monster Night is set at a different location in Los Angeles. Set at The Sofitel Hotel's Riviera 31 bar, the evening will feature a ton of Halloween spookiness and fun. An open dance floor will be surrounded by two full-service bars where fun mixology is orchestrated with precision. The energy of the space will also be uplifted by state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, while secluded alcoves and lounge retreats boast vintage sofas finished with aged leather and velvet, for the best Halloween experience in LA. Get ready to experience over 1,000 costumed guests who are expected to party the night away! Entertainment begins with top Hollywood DJ's spinning the best in hip hop music, as well as top 40's and much more.

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Downtown Halloween Kids Festival
Grand Hope Park At FIDM
919 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Date: October 31, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm

The 9th Annual Downtown Halloween Kids Festival will take place at LA's Grand Hope Park live at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The program, which draws around 2000 children and their parents, will include face painting, arts & crafts, puppet shows, trieck or treat doors and much more!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-8530
Dates: October 31, 2016

A screening of the classic Halloween themed film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will be screened at the Nuart Theatre this year on select dates. The hit musical film will run on October 28, 29 and 31st to ring in the festivities with its loyal fan base as well as new fans of the cult classic. This film, starring Tim Curry, offers an interactive experience for viewers and theater-goers to enjoy. So refresh yourself on all those audience participation lines, grab some rubber gloves and head over, because it's never Halloween until you've done the Time Warp again.

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Dr. Jekyl And Mr. Hyde
Walt Disney Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000
Date: October 31, 2016

On Halloween evening, experience 'Horror In The Hall: Halloween Organ With Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Organ expert Clark Wilson will improvise an appropriately an incredible sound track on Walt Disney Concert Hall's magnificent pipe organ for this incredible 1920 silent film. The film, one of the earliest, is the most influential and artistically acclaimed films in the German Expressionist genre and is directed by Robert Wiene.

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