Another Fantastic Fiscal Year for Location Filming in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita had another fantastic year of location filming in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year with the Film Office recording 526 film permits and 1,380 film days, which generated an estimated $33.4 million in economic impact to the local community. These statistics represent an increase in the estimated economic impact when compared to the previous fiscal year.

The City of Santa Clarita had another fantastic year of location filming in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year with the Film Office recording 526 film permits and 1,380 film days, which generated an estimated $33.4 million in economic impact to the local community.

This is the sixth consecutive fiscal year the Santa Clarita Film Office has recorded over 500 permits and $30 million or more in estimated economic impact generated from location filming alone. Not included in the reported numbers are the film days and economic benefit from productions filming on certified sound stages, which do not require a film permit. 

“The reason we see so many movie trailers and crews working around the City is because we are in the magic 30-mile zone,” said Mayor Marsha McLean. “Not only do these local productions enhance our economy – they also provide jobs to our residents. In fact, some 6,000 Santa Clarita residents are employed by the entertainment industry.”

            More than half of the filming days for FY 2018-2019 were attributed to television production alone, many of which were from local Santa Clarita based shows including “Bless This Mess,” “Future Man,“ “Goliath,” Good Trouble,” “Holey Moley,” “Mayans MC,” “NCIS,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Santa Clarita Diet” and “Pearson.”

Other television shows that filmed on location in Santa Clarita last fiscal year included “9-1-1,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Animal Kingdom,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Atypical,” “Barry,” “Baskets,” “The Baxters,” “Criminal Minds,” “Drunk History,” “Euphoria,” “GLOW,” “Good People,” “For All Mankind,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Light as a Feather,” “The Masked Singer,” “Medical Police,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “SEAL Team,” “Shameless,” “Station 19,” “Straight Up Steve Austin,” “Timeless,” “Too Old to Die Young,” “Top Dog,” “Trading Spaces,” “Unbelievable,” “Veronica Mars,” “Young Sheldon,” “You’re the Worst” and many more.

TV shows weren’t the only productions taking advantage of Santa Clarita filming locations. Multiple movies and feature films were shot in the City last fiscal year including “Ad Astra,” “Annabelle Comes Home,” “Badland,” “Call of the Wild,” “Deadwood: The Movie,” “Headshop,” “Lucy in the Sky,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Palm Springs,” “The Spongebob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge” and more, in addition to numerous commercials, music videos, online content, still photo shoots and student projects.

Santa Clarita is consistently one of the most filmed places in California because it’s located within the industry’s well-known 30-Mile Zone and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world. Santa Clarita also has more than 25 sound stages, over ten movie ranches, a one-stop shop Film Office and some of the lowest film permitting fees in the Los Angeles area.

Several other factors have contributed to the continued success and appeal of filming in Santa Clarita, including the City’s own Film Incentive Program and Movie Ranch Overlay Zone. In addition, the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program is working very successfully to keep plenty of production in the Golden State, and right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

For more information about filming in Santa Clarita, please visit or contact the Film Office at (661) 284-1425. For an insider’s view to filming in Santa Clarita, follow the Santa Clarita Film Office on Instagram (@FilmSantaClarita).

SUMMER, the musical journey recounting the life and times of iconic songstress Donna Summer, coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Nov. 5 – Nov. 24, 2019.

Hollywood, Calif. – Summer, the real life story of iconic disco singer Donna Summer is coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood from November 5 – 24 2019.

The musical will chronicle the life and times of the girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva.

But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.  

SUMMER, the musical journey recounting the life and times of iconic songstress Donna Summer, coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Nov. 5 – Nov. 24, 2019. All photos by Matthew Murphy

With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. The Hollywood Reporter says that SUMMER is “PURE BLISS.  An ebullient era in music! It gives the trailblazing songstress her rightful place in pop culture.”

SUMMER, the musical journey recounting the life and times of iconic songstress Donna Summer, coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Nov. 5 – Nov. 24, 2019. All photos by Matthew Murphy


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‘Mirage’, Fleetwood Mac Tribute band goes their Own Way to Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park, August 3, 2019 at Central Park.

Mirage Will Bring the Look and Sound of Fleetwood Mac to Central Park

Santa Clarita, Calif. – On Saturday, August 3, landslide over to Central Park to hear Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac, play hits from the Grammy-award winning group. The five-piece band, known for its accurate recreation of the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac, will perform during this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The free concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

‘Mirage’, Fleetwood Mac Tribute band goes their Own Way to Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park, August 3, 2019 at Central Park.

Mirage was formed as a spin-off of a Stevie Nicks tribute band, Bella Donna. Bella Donna was praised by Stevie Nicks herself after hearing one of the band’s live performances. Now lead singer Michelle Tyler is helping recreate the magic of Fleetwood Mac through Mirage.

You can go your own way Saturday night, as long as it leads you to Central Park! Hear the songs that catapulted Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including “Dreams” and “Don’t Stop.” Remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs so you can sit back and enjoy the music. Attendees can also picnic at the park with tasty snacks from the different on-site food vendors.

For more information about Concerts in the Park, and to view the rest of this summer’s lineup, please visit

City of Santa Clarita invites residents to Swing Into August beginning August 1, 2019 with for a fun night of Thursdays@Newhall.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – An unmistakably tropical vibe has descended on Old Town Newhall as the monthly Thursdays@Newhall series cruises through August with music, dancing, a block party and more. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.

City of Santa Clarita invites residents to Swing Into August beginning August 1, 2019 with for a fun night of Thursdays@Newhall.

The party begins on Thursday, August 1 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their music, film, dancing, comedy and storytelling at the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. International award-winning magician Chris Lopez will entertain the audience with a performance that will show why he’s received seven magic awards and headlined shows around the world. Additional performers in August include magic from Brian Hoffman; storytelling with Tom Crawford and Emerson Dameron; music with Joe Romersa and from Doug and Rich; poetry by Mai Do; comedy from Maria Delgado and Aidan Park; and a screening of the short film “Actress Unseen.”

JAM Sessions returns to the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) on August 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with lessons in swing dancing. Attendees will boogie the night away as Shea Hanson breaks down swing dance steps, pivots and turns that anyone can master. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome to learn the steps then dance to live music from The Big Butter Jazz Band, a group dedicated to playing traditional New Orleans jazz. JAM Sessionsis hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to Old Town Newhall.

Lose yourself in the tropical atmosphere as you head down Main Street for the Havana Nights SENSES Block Party on August 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy the sounds of Latin jazz music and learn new dance moves, such as the Tango and Salsa. Swing by early for dinner at the event or from restaurants in Newhall, then top the evening off with a mojito from the on-street bar, this month sponsored by Newhall Refinery.

Also on August 15, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its newest exhibit, “Abstract Realism,” from artist Brad Sergi. Abstract Realism is an art form that marries the two contradictory terms, using abstract patterns, colors and textures to complement realistic art that aims to replicate nature. Guests attending the free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet Sergi from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. “Abstract Realism” will be on display at The MAIN from August 13 to September 6, 2019.

The Note by Note music night on August 22 concludes the month’s lineup of events from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Note by Note is a free night of music that delights audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in August include James Houlahan, J.C. Hyke, Ian Stahl and Baker’s Brew Band. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.


Huntington Beach, Calif. – San Clemente, California’s, Kade Matson comes into Huntington Beach as the current No. 1 for North America after his first-ever WSL victory in Florida earlier this year along with newcomer No. 1 Caitlin Simmers. The 17-year-old Matson is currently recovering from a torn ligament in his foot but he looks to be ready for an appearance in the QS 10,000 trials heat to capitalize on a big opportunity. The Hawaii contingent have claimed back-to-back wins at the US Open and the mainland competitors haven’t claimed the title since Griffin Colapinto win in 2015.

Kade Matson earned his first Vans US Open Pro Junior Finals appearance last year and looks to go even further this year. WSL / KENNETH MORRIS

“This is probably one of my favorite events of the year just being so close to home and I feel really comfortable in Huntington Beach,” Matson said. “Confidence is everything there because it’s a tricky wave and you have to have some knowledge on where to be in the lineup, and know how to approach it. Tearing ligaments in my foot made me realize I want to be at 100 percent at all times after being out for a month and a half and it’s been a painful process. But, it’s been important to remain positive knowing I have a long career ahead of me and this is only a month out of my life so I’ve got a good perspective.”

Colapinto’s approach to small waves is never one to leave out when conditions get tough. WSL / JOHN FERGUSON

Plenty of contenders join Mateus Herdy in hunt for this year’s title from both the region and around the world once more. Here’s just a few to keep tabs on the men’s side:

The reigning men’s WSL Junior Champion comes into Huntington Beach mainly for the QS 10,000 but also has his eyes set on as much time in the water as he can to prepare. Herdy’s resume speaks for itself with explosive airs at the WSL Airborne on the Gold Coast and ability to lay his power into the rail but it’s his approach that’s kept him hungry.

The 18-year-old’s humbleness out of the water shows his maturity while still being able to enjoy his time in the spotlight as another of Brasil’s WSL Champions in preparation for what is looking to be a prolific career. Herdy is joined by fellow internationals such as Japan’s Joh Azuchi, France’s Justin Becret and others.

Kelly’s bringing an air-game all her own to Huntington Beach. WSL / DAMIEN POULLENOT

Though Colapinto was dealt a shocking result at last year’s US Open, the now 18-year-old comes in fired up for a shot at redemption. One of Matson’s fellow San Clemente breakout talents, Colapinto has made his presence known around the world from J-Bay perfection to Sunset Beach’s heavy walls and shows no signs of slowing down.

He now looks to find himself a big result in the Pro Juniors, where his sole focus will be set, and push into an early qualification spot for the World Junior Championships later this season. But, he will have to deal with the likes Alan Cleland, another San Clemente threat Jett Schilling, and many more from North America.

North America’s Women Look to End A Two-Year Drought

Tomoda-Bannert’s bottom turn is just the surface of where her potential lies. WSL / TIM HAIN

The women also have a title to regain since now two-year Championship Tour (CT) elite Caroline Marks’ last victory in 2016 marked North America’s latest victory after a back-to-back Hawaii sweep. But, all of the nation’s top juniors such as Kirra Pinkerton, Alyssa Spencer, and Samantha Sibley are back in attendance with their eyes set on both the QS 10,000 and Pro Junior titles.

Simmers’ Newly Acquired Aerial Assault Could Prove The Difference

One of the clips that had the Internet in a frenzy featured Simmers’ showcase of both a frontside and backside air-reverse at the BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas. The 13-year-old took down her first WSL victory in Florida this season and looks to extend her lead with another big result, this time being her first outing at the Vans US Open.

Could her air-game prove the difference maker? Here are this year’s international notables looking to keep her grounded.

Zahli Kelly, The 15-year-old Australian comes into California ranked No. 3 on the QS rankings, adding to the list of young talents who occupy multiple qualifying spots currently, and looks to claim a US Open title of her own. Ask any competitor, particularly those traveling abroad, and you’ll hear similar responses — the more time spent in the water, the better.

Such is the case for Kelly as she prepares to keep the elusive US Open title away from North Americans once more and add one for the Aussies.

The WSL Junior Championship runner-up already has one Pro Junior win to her name in 2019 and looks to keep the Hawaii dream alive for a third-consecutive year. Tomoda-Bannert’s ability to negotiate smaller conditions makes her lethal in competitions while her prowess in waves of consequence showcases her true talent.

Though she will be relying mostly on her small-wave arsenal with quick, powerful maneuvers if Huntington Beach does decide to turn on during the week Tomoda-Bannert is more than equipped to deliver.

Watch the Vans US Open of Surfing Pro Juniors beginning July 27 – August 4 as the women join the action July 29 following the Super Girl Pro in Oceanside, California.

British singer Asher Knight plans an American tour to showcase his 80’s vibe Debut EP – “Step Back.”

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Hollywood, Calif. –  Asher Knight’s Debut EP, “Step Back” is climbing up the radio charts. Asher is set to begin his American Invasion in early August. The EP consists of 4 terrific songs; “Step Back”, co-written by Mark Owen from the band Take That, as well as George Tizzard and Rick Parkhouse. “The Night Belongs To You”, co-written by The Voice UK judge – Olly Murrs, George Tizzard and Rick Parkhouse. “Save Me from Myself “, co-written by Jon Maguire and Jon Lilygreen, and “Letting Go”, written by Jamie Sellers.

Hailing from Bradford, England, Asher Knight now lives in London, Asher is on the cutting edge of today’s new music scene. Winding down from his UK tour with the Vamps, as well sold out support slots with Steps and All Saints, plus he was Boyzone’s main support act on their “Thank You & Good Night” tour. 

Asher’s vibe is reminiscent of the 80’s band The Alan Parson’s Project with a more modern bit of Damon Albarn mixed in for good measure, but uniquely his own fresh sound

Asher Knight will begin another tour opening for Will Young in twenty something music halls across the UK in October.

Heartthrob, Asher Knight is guaranteed to excite all of his fans. His melodic lyrics are filled with deeply inspired emotions, packing his listeners with love and hope. Asher paints pictures of romance that are way ahead of this 21-year-old singer/songwriter’s experiences. 

Asher Knight’s EP “Step Back” is heading towards being received by over 1 million Spotify playlist followers and has already been streamed on Spotify over 350,000 times. Asher’s vibe is reminiscent of the 80’s band The Alan Parson’s Project with a more modern bit of Damon Albarn mixed in for good measure, but uniquely his own fresh sound. Asher Knight has defied all of the odds, bringing his past teenage suffering by being bullied, into his very relatable music.

Now turning it all around and speaking out about anti-bullying at schools and colleges, letting his young fans know that they are not alone. Asher has aligned with many anti-bullying charities in the UK: Believe in Children Barnado’s, Bullying UK, NSPCC, Samaritans, and Kidscape. It’s about time America will be able to discover Asher Knight’s new phenomenal blend of real music.

Strong, striking, Asher Knight is a force of nature, spreading his message through his music, his way. Asher Knight Consultant – CeCe Sammy/CCA Entertainment – info@cca-entertainment.comAsher Knight Limited distribution – BDG/The Orchard (A div of Sony Music LLC). twitter: AsherKnightUKFacebook: https://www.
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Summer Escapes: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Perform at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on August 23, 2019 in Worley Idaho.

Nashville, TN — Select tickets remain as arguably one of the most important groups in country music history, TheNitty Gritty Dirt Band, take the stage on August 23, 2019 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel Event Center.The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are the latest act announced in the new Event Center’s concert series. The Event Center is located at 37914 South Nukwalqw St. Worley, ID 83876 and tickets for the shows are available online and by phone at 1-800-523-2464. 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Perform at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on August 23, 2019.

“The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to play a vital role in the evolution of country music and we’re honored to present this historic band at our new Event Center before they are featured on the long-awaited Ken Burns documentary on PBS, ‘Country Music’,” declares Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s CEO Francis SiJohn. 

About The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
Following an extended 50th anniversary tour, the ensemble grew to a six-piece in 2018 for the first time since their early jug band days. The group now includes Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica), Bob Carpenter (keyboards), Jim Photoglo (bass, acoustic guitar), Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin) and Jaime Hanna (electric and acoustic guitar). All six members also sing, and when their voices merge, the harmonies add a powerful new component for the legendary band. And with the father-son pairing of Jeff and Jaime Hanna, theband carries on a country music tradition of blood harmony. 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with therelease of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple in their live show. They continued to have a long career, which included multiple Grammy and CMA Awards. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took a moment to acknowledge their incredible history by filming a 50th anniversary concert event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Guest for that Circlin’ Back special included early Dirt Band member Jackson Browne, Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, John Prine, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Jerry Jeff Walker, and longtime Dirt Band member Jimmy Ibbotson. 

About Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among thelargest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square-feet of gaming space offering more than 1,400 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square-foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by (2012). LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Facebook and Instagram and follow us on Twitter. For more information about the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel visit

Santa Clarita Officials Join California Film Commission Executive Director for Tour at Santa Clarita Studios aimed at attracting and retaining film projects in the community.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Mayor Marsha McLean joined California State Assemblywoman Christy Smith, representing the 38thDistrict,  and State of California Film Commission Executive Director Colleen Bell and Deputy Director Eve Honthaner for a Santa Clarita Film Information Tour. Mayor McLean and the Santa Clarita City Council have been, and continue to be, committed to attracting and retaining film projects in the community.

Mayor Marsha McLean and attendees met with City staff to receive an update on the state of filming in Santa Clarita and the role of the City’s Film Office, learning more about the value of incentives offered to productions that film in the City. Following the information session, the group toured Santa Clarita Studios with studio President Mike DeLorenzo. Photo/City of Santa Clarita.

During the tour, Mayor McLean and attendees met with City staff to receive an update on the state of filming in Santa Clarita and the role of the City’s Film Office, learning more about the value of incentives offered to productions that film in the City. Following the information session, the group toured Santa Clarita Studios with studio President Mike DeLorenzo.

“The City of Santa Clarita is a premier film destination that is home to more than 20 soundstages and ten plus movie ranches. We are proud to say that more than 6,000 Santa Clarita residents currently work in the film entertainment industry,” said Mayor McLean. “Additionally, filming in Santa Clarita is a great revenue generator that enables the City to provide residents with a high quality of life. The City Council wholeheartedly supports this vital industry.”

The California Film Commission administers the Film & Television Tax Credit program, which provides tax credits for qualified expenditures for eligible productions produced in California. This program allows filmmakers to recoup up to 25 percent of their spending (up to the first $100 million) on crew salaries and other qualified costs.

Combining this with the City’s Film Incentive Program, which was approved by the City Council in 2009, filmmakers choose to shoot in Santa Clarita due to the ability to receive subsidized permit fees and reduced costs for on-set safety personnel. The City is an active member of the Film Liaisons in California and has historically worked closely with the California Film Commission to follow industry best practices.

Since the Film Incentive Program was approved in 2009, more than $525,000 has been refunded to projects approved under the CA Film & Television Tax Credit program. At the same time, the local community has received an estimated $114.8 million in positive economic impact from these incentivized productions.

To celebrate the City’s place in film history – both modern and historical – the annual State of the City event on Thursday, October 24, will be titled “Lights! Camera! Santa Clarita.” Learn more about the City of Santa Clarita’s annual State of the City luncheon and purchase your tickets by visiting

Residents can also discover the rich history of filming in the City by visiting Filmmakers wanting to explore the Film & Television Tax Credit program can visit the California Film Commission website at

Friends of Library to Host Special Book Sale: Book Donations for the Sale Being Accepted at the Valencia Library Starting August 1

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to attend the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library “Half-Price Huge Book Sale” event at the Valencia Library on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a chance to discover some great summer reads at a bargain price. The sale will take place inside the Community Room of the Valencia Library, located at 23743 W. Valencia Boulevard. Proceeds from the book sales will be used to support programming for the Santa Clarita Public Library. No reservations are required to attend.

Those attending the bag sale are asked to bring their own bag for shopping. The community is invited to donate books for the sale by dropping off donated materials at the Valencia Library starting Thursday, August 1, 2019. Opportunities to volunteer are also available; more information can be found at

The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library support the library through advocacy, volunteer service, supplemental funding and fostering a close relationship between the library and the community. All proceeds from three bookstores and fundraising efforts support programming for the Santa Clarita Public Library.

For more information, please visit or contact the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library by email at

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort presents: “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” featuring MGM’S KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE LANDS IN ALL-NEW MAZES.

The Crazed Klowns Return to Wreak Havoc at Universal Orlando Resort and Make Their Shockingly Wicked Debut at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla. (July 25, 2019) – Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” lands at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new chilling mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort – bringing together the most twisted scenes and ghastly gags from the popular horror sci-fi film at the nation’s premier Halloween events.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” lands at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new chilling mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.

Based on the cult 1980s film favorite, the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” mazes will transport guests to the sleepy small town of Crescent Cove, taken over by a pack of murderous clown-like creatures. Guests will be lured by the sweet smell of cotton candy and ice-cream and find themselves in an otherworldly circus tent where they’ll come face-to-face with the crazed klowns and their sinister, side-splitting antics. As they make their way through the Big Top Space Ship, guests will witness diabolical klowns making cotton candy cocoons from unsuspecting victims and will realize the joke’s on them as they are next to become the gooey snack. From one shrieking klown to the next, the mazes will lead guests through the doomed community of Crescent Cove to an eerie amusement park closed for the season. Trapped in a terrifying funhouse full of killer klowns, guests will be left screaming as there’s no stopping this twisted three-ring circus.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit

About Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit

About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN

About Universal Orlando Resort 
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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