September 25, 2019 – Dare to join Little Tokyo in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles as the neighborhood transforms into the 3rd Annual Haunted Little Tokyo unraveling on select nights throughout the month of October beginning with the opening night of the Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival on Friday, September 27. Critters of all ages are welcome to experience the festivities including a family-friendly pumpkin patch, ghostly walking tours, free scary movie screenings, interactive ghoulish games and all culminating with Downtown Los Angeles’ largest annual haunted Halloween block party, trick-or-treating and costume contest on Saturday, October 26. Go Little Tokyo presented by the Little Tokyo Community Council invites all thrill seekers to explore the fun as the community brews up eerie activities, unforgettable family-friendly entertainment and spooky events throughout the Halloween season.
- John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness on location at the church it was filmed with special guest, Dennis Dun – As the kickoff event to the Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival, experience Union Center for the Arts like never before as it returns to the “Saint Godards” church from when Director John Carpenter filmed his 1987 classic in Little Tokyo. Enjoy themed cocktails, a Q & A session with actor Dennis Dun, a tour of the filming location with Horror’s Hallowed Grounds’ Sean Clark, and a chance to recreate some of the most iconic scenes from the film in photo ops created by East West Player’s scenic professionals!
Friday, September 27, 6:30 – 10 PM. $20 – $25 admission available at: http://bit.ly/EWPPODTIX2
- Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival – Brew up some sweet treats and enjoy the Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival with family-friendly films and classic Japanese hair-raising horror cinemas at various outdoor screening locations. All screenings are free, RSVP encouraged as space is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Friday, September 27, 6:30 – 10 PM: Prince of Darkness at Union Center for the Arts ($25 Admission, details above)
- Friday, October 4, 7 – 10 PM: Hausu at Union Center for the Arts (free)
- Friday, October 11, 6 – 9 PM: Okko’s Inn at Japanese Village Plaza (free)
- Thursday, October 17, 8 – 10 PM: Crimson Kimono (1959) at Japanese American National Museum (free)
- Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch – Halloween enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch, an outdoor marketplace grown by local Asian Pacific Islander farmers at the Japanese Village Plaza. Purchase and decorate one-of-a-kind jack-o’-lanterns with neighbors, friends, and volunteer artists using pumpkins provided by Tanaka Farms.
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20 from 12 – 6 PM
- Haunted Ghosts of Little Tokyo Walking Tour – Hear the stories of the resident Little Tokyo ghosts told by those who have seen the undead walk the halls at night on the Haunted Ghosts of Little Tokyo Walking Tour led by the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS). Re-discover the neighborhood in an all-new way with this haunted tour around the neighborhood and through haunted historical buildings.
Saturday, October 19, from 5 – 6:30 PM beginning at East West Players Theater Courtyard at Union Center for the Arts. $20 admission.
- Trick-or-Treat in Little Tokyo – Trick-or-Treat in Little Tokyo is a return to traditional trick-or-treating for costumed critters of all ages to receive terrifying treats from local businesses in the Japanese Village Plaza. Treats generously donated by Meiji and Hi-Chew. Kid-friendly activities organized by KidZGen.
Saturday, October 26, from 5 – 8 PM. Free.
- Haunted Night in Little Tokyo: The Block Party – Indulge in bone-chilling drinks and devilish desserts as the month-long celebration wraps up with a frightfully-fun block party and costume contest during Haunted Night in Little Tokyo: The Block Party on 2nd Street between Central & San Pedro Street. Enjoy bone-chilling spooky sips in the beer garden, live music and entertainment, a costume contest with prizes, family-friendly game booths, local food and retail vendors, exclusive discounts, and more. Details coming soon about 21+ after party starting from midnight after the block party. The grown and mischievous can keep the party going until sunrise.
Saturday, October 26, from 6 PM – 12 AM at 2nd Street in between Central Ave. and San Pedro St. Free admission. 21+ after party starting from 11 PM.
Little Tokyo – Downtown Los Angeles
TICKETS AND REGISTRATION:
Free – $25 depending on the activity. For pricing and to register for activities, please visit www.hauntedlittletokyo.com.
Haunted Little Tokyo is presented by the Little Tokyo Community Council and Council District 14: Councilmember José Huizar, and produced in collaboration with Cafe Dulce, Wolf and Crane, Go Little Tokyo and Metro Los Angeles. Haunted Little Tokyo activity partners include Anime Jungle, Brunswig Square, CD14, East West Players, Gkids, HCNC, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese Village Plaza, KidzGen, LA County Arts, Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS), Little Tokyo Service Center, LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), Tanaka Farms, Union Center for the Arts, and Visual Communications.