Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trio of blood-filled, heart-pumping, downright terrifying horror films.
Street Food Cinema, which hosts themed movie screenings year-round, is getting into the evil spirit of Valentine Day’s and bringing its Bloody Valentines series to the historic Million Dollar Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
“It’s an alternate Valentine’s experience,” said Maudi Harley, a spokesperson for Street Food Cinema. “It’s for people that maybe don’t want that traditional date but we still have that kind of romantic feel.”
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The series will feature the 2002 rockstar vampire flick “Queen of the Damned” starring Stuart Townsend and late R&B singer Aaliyah on Friday, Feb. 10. Night two features the 1992 American Gothic horror film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves and Sir Anthony Hopkins on Saturday, Feb. 11. Finally, on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, the production company will host “Jennifer’s Body,” the 2009 horror-comedy starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried.
Aside from the film screenings inside the ornate theater, night one of the series will also include a pre-show Q&A with Riverside-born actress Marguerite Moreau, who portrays the vampire Jesse in “Queen of the Damned.” And during the shows on Feb. 11 and 14, there will be a vampire-themed cabaret show happening prior to the screenings. There will be live musical performances by local artists at each of the events and food and beverages available for purchase as well.
Bloody Valentines Series When: 6 p.m. Feb. 10-11 and 14
Where: Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
Tickets: $25-$36 at streetfoodcinema.com; Open to those ages 21-and-older only
Richard Guzman | Entertainment Reporter Richard Guzman writes about music and pop culture. He has previously written for the El Paso Times, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs and was City Editor at Los Angeles Downtown News. He graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor in Journalism.