It’s the Halloween big finish, San Diego! Mix your boos with brews, drive-in for a fright or two, or hey, be a ghost hunter – at home!
Remember, though, no matter how cute your costume is on Saturday, you can’t fight time. You’ll gain an hour overnight, as we fall back with this year’s end to Daylight Saving Time. But hey, early sunsets ’til March.
Charlie Brown probably grew up to be a beer man. So it seems right that Halloween Brew and View on Friday pairs craft brews and nibbles with a screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Admission to the 8 p.m. event at Theatre Box in the Gaslamp costs $60 ticket and comes with a bonus of two free tickets for a future movie.
How about scary movies and cult faves, outdoor style?
- Make it a Rocky Horror Picture Show weekend. You have two chances to see the 1975 oddball musical that spawned a devoted following and a gazillion midnight screenings.
- At 8 p.m. Friday, the California Center for the Arts hosts a drive-in showing at Cal State San Marcos, with live performers shadowing the action on the screen. Admission: $35 per person.
- Not enough “Time Warp” for you? At 7 p.m. Saturday, Movies in Your Car at the Del Mar Fairgrounds presents the film. Admission: $29 per car.
- Hitchcock is Hitchcock and Psycho is Psycho. This weekend, Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills features the film that left our parents and grandparents shuddering over showers for years. Tickets are only left for Friday’s showing. Admission: $18 at the box office or $20 online.
— Carson Timar @Sundance 2021 (@BP_MovieReviews) October 25, 2020
Want your Halloween to skew political? The Displaced by Amigos del Rep at the San Diego Rep explores gentrification via the story of a newly arrived couple who find a coconut in their attic. But is this coconut just a coconut? Nope. The stream of the play reading will be available through Monday.
The Hotel Del isn’t the only California icon known for its hauntings. Keep close watch on the Queen Mary – the British ocean liner that found a home in Long Beach – through Sunday as the The Dark Zone trains cameras throughout the ship. Sure you can watch the bands or take part in the costume contest, but Room B340 demands your attention, doesn’t it? Viewing costs $19.99.
However, if you’re more like, Halloween, meh, check out the San Diego Asian Film Festival, largely virtual this year, which concludes Saturday. Weekend events include free Q&As with the filmmakers behind Death of Nintendo and Mu and the Vanishing World. Viewings cost $8 per screening, and many streams are available through the fest’s end.
– City News Service