It’s a Vampire Valentine’s Weekend at the Million Dollar Theater – NBC Los Angeles

what to know

  • Million Dollar Theater in DTLA; food purchased at Grand Central Market, next to the movie theater, will be allowed inside
  • “Queen of the Damned” will be screened on February 10; “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” is the February 11 movie; and “Jennifer’s Body” will haunt the DTLA Theater on February 14
  • $28 general, $31 reserved

Do vampires keep calendar apps on their smartphones?

We’re not sure they need to, as these elegantly creepy icons rule the night, and generally avoid the sun, and live the kind of velvety, poetic existences that span the centuries.

(And to be honest, we’re not sure vampires care about smartphones, since the devices are likely to ping throughout the day during the same hours that professed night owls rest.)

But if they kept calendars, surely the 14th, er, night of February would be marked with a circle of bright red ink. While famous figures are synonymous with Halloween and October, gothic romance novels tell us that Valentine’s Day is truly the holiday of the vampires.

The movie-loving crew at Street Food Cinema is ready to honor this timeless connection between supernatural superstars and sweet celebration with some dazzling screenings at the Million Dollar Theatre.

First, on February 10? She is “Queen of the Damned”. Actress Marguerite Moreau will appear at the screening and talk about playing Jesse Reeves in the film.

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” lands at the DTLA destination on February 11, so don your favorite velvet cape and lace collar. Along with the introduction of the 30-year-old gem, there will be “live comedy, photo opportunities, audience games and more,” as well as cocktails to purchase.

And the wicked work that will unfold at the Million Dollar Theater on February 14? She comes not from the vampire realm but from high school: she’s “Jennifer’s Body,” the third in the “Bloody Valentines” series.

Another gift in the second and third screening of the series? Versatile Cabaret will take some themed cues from the world of vampires, bringing burlesque dance to the theater on February 11 and 14.

Important to know? If you buy food at Grand Central Market, which is right next to the landmark, you can take your bites to the movies.

A general ticket is $28 and a reserved seat is $31.

Vampires will return to our theaters, for sure, this fall. But if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day outing with a twist, an experience that’s got some sexy scares and plenty of scary flair, check out the downtown movie theater and Street Food Cinema lineup that will be frequenting the theater this February.