Blumhouse Brings “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” and “Blumhouse: Behind the Screams,” to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood Beginning Thursday, September 7

Blumhouse, the Prolific Horror Film Company, Brings Two New Live Entertainment Experiences,
“The Purge: Dangerous Waters” and “Blumhouse: Behind the Screams,”  to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Beginning Thursday, September 7

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Here to Purchase Tickets to This Year’s Event, Featuring Eight Thrilling Haunted Houses, Three Original Scare Zones and the Signature Terror Tram.

Universal City, Calif. (August 31, 2023) – Acclaimed horror production company Blumhouse brings two new live entertainment experiences, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” and “Blumhouse: Behind the Screams,” inspired by some of its blockbuster films, to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. A trio of bone-chilling scare zones and the park’s signature Terror Tram, coupled with the terrifying line-up of eight haunted houses, round out this year’s screams, beginning on Thursday, September 7.

It’s been a decade since The Purge first declared all crime legal for 12 hours as part of the government’s annually sanctioned Purge and an iconic horror franchise was born. Now, for the first time, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” takes the blockbuster film franchise into an entirely new environment…open waters, in an all-new live show.

It’s a race against time when a politician and his entourage escape to an island to avoid The Purge.  Sanctuary is fleeting when the island is quickly overrun by Purgers and the hunt is on. Located in the WaterWorld venue and featuring adrenaline-filled action sequences, stunts, spectacular lighting and laser effects, high fall fire burns and massive explosions, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” celebrates an evening of anarchy without thought of punishment or fear of retribution.

“Blumhouse: Behind the Screams” is an original concept that showcases a selection of Blumhouse horror films, including the highly anticipated films Five Nights at Freddy’s and The Exorcist: Believer, and fan-loving hits like M3GAN and The Black Phone. This unique experience breaks the fourth wall and invites guests to explore these films as they step through the silver screen for an up-close look at authentic film props, costume displays and terrifying character encounters.

More terror will come to life in three new scare zones designed to torment guests as they navigate their way through Halloween Horror Nights. These include:

·    “El Terror de las Momias” is a Latin-themed scare zone and an extension of the “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” haunted house that takes guests on a desperate attempt to escape an ancient army of unearthed mummies.

·    Located on New York Street, the “Toyz” scare zone dares guests to play in the toy box of terror where a wicked toymaker used dark magic to bring his evil toys to life.

·    A welcome wagon of “Ghostz,” featuring a horde of blood-soaked, chainsaw-wielding ghosts, gather at the entrance to Halloween Horror Nights to rattle nerves.

The full lineup of fear continues with eight haunted houses plus the Terror Tram experience:

·    “The Last of Us” is based on Naughty Dog and Playstation’s award-winning post-pandemic video game.

·    “Stranger Things 4” transports guests to Hawkins, Indiana where they will face off against the evil Vecna in the fourth season of Netflix’s original series.

·    “The Exorcist: Believer” features a terrifying new chapter as Chris MacNeil fights a nefarious demonic force which has possessed two girls.

·    “Universal Monsters: Unmasked” expands on the Universal Monsters legacy with horror icons The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame coming together for the first time ever in a chilling new story.

·    “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” features the infamous slasher doll and his best kills throughout the series and films.

·    “Evil Dead Rise” brings guests to a new twisted tale in the Evil Dead franchise, based on the 2023 box office hit.

·    “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” includes Latin American folklore’s most terrifying ghosts and creatures.

·    “Holidayz in Hell” takes visitors on a petrifying trip through a series of psychotic seasonal celebrations.

·    “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” puts guests on the world-famous Universal backlot and in the middle of an insect uprising led by the devious Larry Larva whose goal is to exterminate humans from the Earth. Horror fans will also walk along the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope where they will encounter The Tethered from Us in an epic crossover from two of director Jordan Peele’s epic blockbusters.

Universal Studios Hollywood offers a variety of Halloween Horror Night ticket options, including General AdmissionUniversal ExpressAfter 2 P.M. Day/Night, and the premium R.I.P. Tour, as well as the Early Access Ticket, which provides access to select haunted houses prior to the scheduled event opening (starting at 5:30 p.m., subject to change), and the popular Frequent Fear Pass and Ultimate Fear Pass. Click here for more information about each ticket type, Terms and Conditions and to purchase tickets.

Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights from Thursday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 31 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Friday, September 1 through Saturday, November 4 at Universal Orlando Resort. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out and tickets should be purchased in advance.

2nd Annual National Cinema Day is returning Sunday, Aug. 27, and most theaters nationwide offer tickets for only $4.

National Cinema Day is returning Sunday, Aug. 27, and most theaters nationwide offer tickets for only $4. More than 3,000 theaters are participating, with more than 30,000 screens across the country expecting to participate in the one-day event.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Coming to a theater near you, the Cinema Foundation welcomes moviegoers to celebrate a day at the movies with discounted admissions to on National Cinema Day, August 27, 2023. The one-day event, held at more than 3,000 participating locations with more than 30,000 screens, will bring together audiences of all ages to enjoy a day at the movies with exclusive previews and special in-theater promotions at a discounted admission of no more than $4. National Cinema Day celebrates a summer of record-breaking moviegoing with movies and a special sneak peek of upcoming titles.

“I think we developed a level of trust and credibility in our execution last year,” said Cinema Foundation president Jackie Brenneman. “I think the studio’s knew that we were really looking out for all partners,” Brenneman added.

For more details go to National Cinema Day, and look for more announcements on Twitter at #NationalCinemaDay and your local movie theater’s website. Join millions of other moviegoers and head to a theater near you.

https://www.nationalcinemaday.org/

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to present Third Annual Academy Museum Gala to Honor Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola on October 14, 2023.

PRESENTED BY ROLEX, THE GALA RAISES SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR THE ACADEMY MUSEUM’S EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS2023 GALA CO CHAIRS INCLUDE AVA DUVERNAY, DR. ERIC ESRAILIAN, HALLE BERRY, AND RYAN MURPHY.

Academy Museum Gala Host Committee to Include Adrien Brody, Aldis Hodge, Ariana DeBose, Ashley Park, Billie Lourd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine Martin, Chloë Sevigny, Colin Farrell, Colman Domingo, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Deadwyler, Demi Moore, Don Cheadle, Eddie Redmayne, Elle Fanning, Eve Hewson, Gabrielle Union, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Goldie Hawn, Jared Leto, Jay Ellis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Wright, Jodie Turner Smith, Joel Kim Booster, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Keke Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Letitia Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Bomer, Meg Ryan, Michael Keaton, Naomi Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Questlove, Rachel Zegler, Rashida Jones, Regina Hall, Rian Johnson, Riley Keough, Rita Wilson, Selma Blair, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, Stephanie Hsu, Steven Yeun, Tom Hanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Yorgos Lanthimos, Zoë Kravitz, and More.

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 15, 2023 – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced details of its third annual fundraising gala, to be held on October 14, 2023. The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s two-year anniversary and will honor three-time Academy Award-winner and 21-time Academy Award-nominated actor Meryl Streep, award-winning actor, producer and director Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award-nominated actress and producer, author, and global media leader Oprah Winfrey, and Academy Award-winning and three-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actor Sofia Coppola.

As a fundraiser, the event has been greenlit to move forward by WGA and SAG-AFTRA. The evening will help raise vital funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K-12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the general public and the local community of Los Angeles. Supported by Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, the Gala is being co-chaired by Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian, Academy Award-winning actor and Academy Museum supporter Halle Berry, and Academy Museum Trustee and screenwriter, director, producer Ryan Murphy.

“We are excited to gather again at our third annual Academy Museum Gala to celebrate the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema. I am truly honored to recognize four artists, Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola, whose creativity and passion have inspired and shaped our culture in such powerful ways,” said Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum. “We are truly grateful to our co-chairs Ava DuVernay, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Halle Berry and Ryan Murphy, for hosting this special evening and to Rolex for their continued support of the Museum and cinema worldwide.”

The four awards presented at the Academy Museum Gala reflect the museum’s continued mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of film and to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema. The awards presented at this year’s gala include:

  • The Icon Award, presented to Meryl Streep, celebrating an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact.
  • The Vantage Award, presented to Michael B. Jordan, honoring an emerging artist or scholar who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.
  • The Pillar Award, presented to Oprah Winfrey, which acknowledges exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum.
  • The Visionary Award, presented to Sofia Coppola, honoring an artist or scholar whose innovations have advanced the art of cinema.

The 2023 Academy Gala Host Committee, also announced today, includes Adrien Brody, Aldis Hodge, Ariana DeBose, Ashley Park, Billie Lourd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine Martin, Chloë Sevigny, Colin Farrell, Colman Domingo, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Deadwyler, Demi Moore, Don Cheadle, Eddie Redmayne, Elle Fanning, Eve Hewson, Gabrielle Union, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Goldie Hawn, Jared Leto, Jay Ellis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Wright, Jodie Turner Smith, Joel Kim Booster, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Keke Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Letitia Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Bomer, Meg Ryan, Michael Keaton, Naomi Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Questlove, Rachel Zegler, Rashida Jones, Regina Hall, Rian Johnson, Riley Keough, Rita Wilson, Selma Blair, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, Stephanie Hsu, Steven Yeun, Tom Hanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Yorgos Lanthimos, Zoë Kravitz, and More among others.

The 2022 Academy Museum Gala honored Julia Roberts, Miky Lee, Sir Steve McQueen, and Tilda Swinton and the 2021 Academy Museum Opening Gala honored Haile Gerima and Sophia Loren as well as Academy Museum Campaign Leaders Annette Bening, Bob Iger, and Tom Hanks.

Additional details about the gala will be announced in the coming months.

ABOUT ROLEX AND CINEMA
For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar® -winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonees such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars, hosting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards, recognizing lifetime achievement in film. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Through its support of the film industry, Rolex champions excellence, the perpetuation of knowledge, the conservation of the art of filmmaking and the rise of new talent.

Images: Meryl Streep, photo by Brigitte Lacombe; Michael B. Jordan, photo by Juan Veloz; Oprah Winfrey, photo by Ruven Afanador; Sofia Coppola, photo by Melodie McDaniel

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

ASU-LACMA Master’s Fellowship in Art History continues to expand nationally with two new institutional partners.

Los Angeles, Calif. and Tempe, Ariz.— The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are pleased to announce that Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are new partners in the ASU-LACMA Master’s Fellowship in Art History.

These two institutions join LACMA, ASU Art Museum, the Heard Museum, and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in this innovative pathway program to culturally diversify the leadership of art museums in the United States. This fall, five new fellows will begin the program.

In addition, earlier this month the Hearst Foundations announced an award in the amount of $200,000 in support of the ASU-LACMA Master’s Fellowship in Art History. The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. 

Universal CityWalk celebrates 30 years: Opened in 1993 and continues to entertain guests as an exciting, dynamic, open-air destination.

Universal CityWalk, Southern California’s Iconic Urban Destination that Redefined and Reimagined Today’s Vibrant Open-Air Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Experience, Celebrates 30 Years Highlights Include a Nostalgic Multi-Media Celebratory Moment Filled with Music and Colorful Laser Presentation at 5 Towers, Plus Limited Time Menu Specials at Select Dining Establishments and Retro Marquee Merchandise.

Universal City, CA, August 10, 2023 — Thirty years ago, Universal Studios collaborated with visionary architect Jon Jerde to mastermind the quintessential urban California street, set amid a theme park and a working production movie and television studio, and sandwiched between towering palm trees and asphalt.  The result became globally known as Universal CityWalk Hollywood, a dynamic, open-air destination that redefined and reimagined contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment in Southern California.

When CityWalk debuted in 1993, it was hailed as revolutionary; a prototypical urban entertainment complex that boosted the city’s rhythm through a foundation built on immersive experiences.  It was conceived as a multi-sensory experience designed to spectacularly stimulate the senses and evoke a whimsical environment reflective of Los Angeles’ eclectic landscape.  Its conceptual architectural design paid homage to the City of Angels through a myriad of innovative, eye-catching, three-dimensional sculptures and vibrant neon signs that embodied the essence of Los Angeles and the city’s diverse cultural fabric.

Thirty years later, this lively entertainment enclave continues to resonate as a pop cultural mecca with a track record that proves reinvention is the catalyst to remaining current, hip and fresh.

As part of this milestone celebration, CityWalk has created a special moment in time with a video presentation that captures its 30-year evolution, from the construction of the landmark destination to modern day and accompanied by a colorful laser projection and atmospheric smoke effects designed to emphasize key moments within the nostalgic multi-media overview. These moments can be experienced multiple times throughout the evening on the big screen at 5 Towers until August 31, 2023.

A specially crafted menu with limited-time offerings of tasty fare and beverages has also been carefully curated and is available at the following locations through August 31. Guests must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: Rocket Pop Milkshake from The Dessert Foundry. This decadent treat includes vanilla ice cream, Bomb Pop® popsicle, buttercream frosting, blue raspberry and strawberry syrup, red/white/blue sprinkles and whipped topping
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen: Tre Carne Calzone, featuring Crescenza cheese, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, prosciutto, grana Padano and marinara
  • NBC Sports Grill & Bar: Bases Loaded Cheeseburger, featuring a triple stacked patty, American cheese, caramelized onions, 1000 island, tomato and butter lettuce on a toasted brioche
  • Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®:
    • Orange Cream Breeze – tequila, condensed milk, orange juice, orange Curacao
    • Blue Lagoon – tequila, pineapple juice, blue Curacao
    • Key Lime Pie Margarita – tequila, condensed milk, lime juice, triple sec
  • Antojitos Cocina Mexicana:
    • Pineapple Mezcal Mule  mezcal, pineapple juice and puree, simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer
    • Cucumber Aloe Tequila Mule – tequila, aloe liquor, simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer
    • Jamaica Honey Mule – bourbon, Jamaica honey, simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer
    • Spicy Tamarind Mule – spicy tamarind vodka, tamarind puree, simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer
  • Voodoo Doughnut®: Golden Ring Doughnut, a glazed old-fashioned doughnut with a lemon jelly ring and a drizzle of vanilla frosting

The Universal Studio Store on CityWalk joins in the celebration by featuring a selection of fun retrospective merchandise. Discounts on select items are available at this location.

With CityWalk’s proximity to Universal Studios’ production lot and adjacency to the theme park, whose rides and attractions are inspired by today’s most compelling movie and television properties, it’s no surprise that Universal CityWalk Hollywood has consistently been the epicenter for film buffs and fans seeking an environment that matches the excitement of their favorite blockbuster movie.

As part of if its bold revitalization that started with a major expansion in 2000, CityWalk has continuously elevated the movie-going experience. First, with the debut of its IMAX theatre, then followed by the multi-million dollar renovation of its 18-screen Universal Cinema, an AMC® Theater and Director’s Lounge cocktail venue, to create an exceptional experience featuring the most technologically advanced sight and sound achievements. 

In recent years, CityWalk has also expanded its culinary offerings, serving up locals and visitors alike with an array of 30 unique dining options, from full-service sit down to quick serve restaurants. Highlights include Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville; VIVO Italian Kitchen;Antojitos Cocina Mexicana; NBC Sports Grill & Bar; Chick Chick Chicken and most recently, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.

With seasoned executive chefs at the helm, these establishments helped to underscore CityWalk’s continuous investment in creating exceptional dining opportunities for guests.

The arrival of Voodoo Doughnut brought a new twist to Universal CityWalk as the only location in the Golden State to offer these decadent sweet treats from Portland, Oregon’s pastry chef masters. High demand for these luscious doughnuts, packaged in signature pink boxes, continue to permeate the destination and are immediately recognizable when carried in the arms of guests as they walk along CityWalk.

Other dining options include Buca di Beppo, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Firehouse Subs, Johnny Rockets and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs as well as sweet treat and beverage venues, such as Ben & Jerry’s, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Mini Monster, Cinnabon, Jamba Juice and Popcornopolis, to name a few.

Eclectic shopping runs the gamut and includes such popular locations as Billabong, Francesa’s, Hot Topic, Dodger’s Clubhouse Store, The Raider Image, Nectar Bath Treats, Sephora, Shoe Palace, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ Store, the recently opened Karma & Luck and UNIVERS pop culture store, as well as Things From Another World—the only retailer original to CityWalk when the destination opened in 1993.

CityWalk is an ever-evolving destination that has continually kept its pulse on the here and now without ever losing sight of the future. As it invites guest to stroll down memory lane in celebration of the past 30 years, CityWalk is focused on its bright future…so stayed tuned!

Valet Parking with validation is conveniently available to guests visiting Universal CityWalk’s full-service restaurants, which also includes The Dessert Foundry, part of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.  Costs vary based on time spent at CityWalk, from $10 when visiting for up to 2.5 hours and $15 when visiting for 2.5-3.5 hours. The cost increases after 3.5 hours.  Additionally, movie-goers can enjoy $5 move parking at Universal Cinema with the purchase of General Parking and a movie ticket; restrictions apply.

More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s social channels InstagramTwitterThreads and Facebook.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Reveals Epic Full Line-Up for 2023.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Reveals Line-Up for 2023,
Including “Evil Dead Rise” Plus Original Houses, “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” and “Holidayz in Hell.”

Devious Larry Larva Hijacks the Iconic “Terror Tram” in “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” Tempting Terror-Themed Treats and Collectible Merchandise Round Out Southern California’s Most Terrifying Horror Event.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets and Here for a First Look at Terror Tram

Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” puts guests on the world-famous Universal backlot and in the middle of an insect uprising led by the devious Larry Larva whose goal is to exterminate humans from the Earth. Horror fans will also walk along the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope where they will encounter The Tethered from Us in an epic crossover from two of director Jordan Peele’s blockbusters.

Universal City, Calif. (August 9, 2023) – This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood completes its 2023 line-up with the demonic “Evil Dead Rise” and frightening original houses, “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” and “Holidayz in Hell.” The notorious “Terror Tram” returns with “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” to petrify guests starting Thursday, September 7 and running select nights through October 31.

The full line-up of the fear that awaits follows in eight haunted houses and Universal Studios Hollywood’s exclusive Terror Tram:

  • “The Last of Us” engrosses guests in a struggle to survive against fearsome Clickers, Bloaters, and more from Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s award-winning video game.
  • “Stranger Things 4” transports guests to Hawkins, Indiana where they will face off against the evil Vecna in the fourth season of Netflix’s original series.
  • “The Exorcist: Believer” invites visitors into a terrifying new beginning in horror, as two families battle a sinister demonic force that has possessed their young daughters.
  • “Universal Monsters: Unmasked” expands on the Universal Monsters legacy with horror icons The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame coming together for the first time ever in a chilling new story.
  • “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” features the infamous slasher doll and his best kills throughout the hit USA & SYFY series and cult classic films.
  • “Evil Dead Rise” brings guests to a new twisted tale, based on New Line Cinema’s return to the iconic horror franchise and 2023 box office hit.
  • “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” includes the most terrifying ghosts and creatures from Latin American folklore.
  • “Holidayz in Hell” takes visitors on a petrifying trip through a series of psychotic seasonal celebrations.
  • “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” puts guests on the world-famous Universal backlot and in the middle of an insect uprising led by the devious Larry Larva whose goal is to exterminate humans from the Earth. Horror fans will also walk along the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope where they will encounter The Tethered from Us in an epic crossover from two of director Jordan Peele’s blockbusters.

A plethora of horror-themed food and drink items will be available to whet the scariest of appetites. Must be 21 years or older with valid photo identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.

  • “Stranger Things” fans can visit Surfer Boy Pizza for a variety of pizza flavors, Scoops Ahoy for tasty ice cream creations and a new 80’s themed Stellar Bar with mixed cocktails.
  • Quick service restaurant Hollywood & Dine will transform into a “Chucky”-themed BBQ featuring brisket and Nashville popcorn chicken sandwiches, pulled pork macaroni and cheese, funnel cakes and themed drinks.
  • The Carl Laemmle Patio will feature Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar with themed cocktails from The Purge and “Chucky” and photo opportunities with scareactors.
  • Universal Plaza will serve up a celebration in honor of Dia de Los Muertos featuring an array of Latin Folklore-themed cocktails, Lil Cocina Taco Stand and a margarita bar.

Horror fans looking to commemorate their Halloween Horror Nights experience can find a selection of merchandised themed to this year’s houses, including t-shirts, hoodies, mugs and more.

Guests also can experience select theme park attractions open during the run of event, including “Jurassic World—The Ride,” “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride”

and “The Simpsons Ride™.”

Additionally, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” will be open during Halloween Horror Nights, inviting guests to experience some of their favorite attractions, including “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™.” Returning for another year, Death Eaters™, a group of Voldemort’s most devoted followers, will roam Hogsmeade™ village looking to find others willing to show loyalty to the Dark Lord’s cause.

Universal Studios Hollywood offers a variety of Halloween Horror Night ticket options, including General AdmissionUniversal ExpressAfter 2 P.M. Day/Night, the premium R.I.P. Tour, the new Early Access Ticket, which provides access to select haunted houses prior to the scheduled event opening (starting at 5:30 p.m., subject to change),and the popular Frequent Fear Pass and Ultimate Fear Pass. For more information about each ticket type and Terms and Conditions, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights from Thursday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 31 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Friday, September 1 through Saturday, November 4 at Universal Orlando Resort.

GRAMMY Museum® to present a special pop-up exhibit, I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (At GRAMMY Museum), open now for through Sept. 18 in celebration of Taylor Swift’s history-making six sold-out SoFi Stadium shows in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AUG. 2, 2023) — In celebration of Taylor Swift’s history-making six sold-out SoFi Stadium shows in Los Angeles starting this week, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents a special pop-up exhibit, I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (At GRAMMY Museum), open now for a limited time through Mon, Sept. 18. The exhibit is on display in the Museum’s 4th floor theater gallery.

I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (At GRAMMY Museum) immerses the visitor into the world of Swift’s recent “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” music video, with a display of 11 costumes and two instruments for a total of 13 artifacts from the video. The costumes were all worn during Swift’s original Speak Now era. The music video for “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” features actors Joey King and Taylor Lautner breaking Swift out of a museum vault while Presley Cash waits in the getaway car—a symbolic representation of how it has felt for Swift to have her fans help her reclaim her music. Swift wrote and directed the music video, realizing her dream of directing fight scenes and a heist storyline, with help from Director of Photography, Jonathan Sela, ASC. 

“Taylor Swift is about to make history in Los Angeles by setting the SoFi stadium record for the most performances as a headliner,” said Jasen Emmons, Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the GRAMMY Museum. “We’re thrilled to honor this achievement by creating an immersive space for her fans and our community to continue celebrating her all month long.”

Exhibit highlights include 13 artifacts, all of which were worn and played by Swift during her original Speak Now era, and featured in the “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version)(From The Vault)” music video: For more information regarding ticket reservations for the exhibit, please visit www.grammymuseum.org.

  • Swift’s vintage lace dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Eric Winterling dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s custom REEM ACRA dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Valentino gown from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Susan Hilferty dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now Tour
  • Joey King’s Monsoon white dress & wig from Swift’s “Mean” music video
  • Swift’s Temperley dress from her “Mean” music video
  • Swift’s vintage flapper-style dress from her “Mean” music video
  • Swift’s Zara dress from her “Mine” music video
  • Swift’s Gibson Les Paul red sparkle top guitar from her Speak Now Tour
  • Swift’s Deering banjo from her Speak Now Tour

Step into the lobby of the GRAMMY Museum and there begins The Taylor Swift Experience. You’ll be immediately greeted with the piano Swift performed on her RED tour and, before you hop on the elevator to go up to the second floor where the exhibit resides, you’ll find a display case of Swiftie items — artifacts created for Swift by her fans. And that’s just the beginning. Dubbed “This. Sick. Exhibit.” by Buzzfeed.com, The Taylor Swift Experience opened on Swift’s 25th birthday, December 13, 2014, and gives visitors and fans an in-depth look at the GRAMMY winner’s career trajectory as a singer, musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, and style icon. From her “as seen in New York” outfits to looks from past GRAMMY Awards shows, visitors can peruses cases full of artifacts from Swift’s personal collection, including home videos and footage. Additional artifacts on display include: HANDWRITTEN LYRICS FOR THE SINGER/SONGWRITER’S HIT “22”
SWIFT’S BANJO USED DURING HER PERFORMANCE AT THE 54TH GRAMMY AWARDS IN 2012
THE “SILVER SPARKLE GUITAR” SWIFT USED DURING HER PERFORMANCE OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE THE 2008 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
THE GUITAR SHE PLAYED DURING HER FIRST WORLD TOUR IN 2009
A LETTER SWIFT WROTE TO THE CREW OF HER FIRST HEADLINING TOUR IN 2010, AND HER SKETCH FOR THE SET DESIGN OF THAT SAME TOUR But that’s not all. Have you ever wanted to try and sing like Swift? How about mix one of her songs? You can do that, too.

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