SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY CINEMA: MONSTER SQUAD
Festival Obscura and Sunnyside Cemetery are proud to present the ’87 monster/comedy classic… MONSTER SQUAD.
WHERE IS SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY LOCATED?
The historic Sunnyside Cemetery is located at 1095 E. Willow Street, Long Beach CA 90806 between Orange Ave. and California Ave. Sunnyside Cemetery, founded in 1906, is the 2nd oldest cemetery in the City of Long Beach.
Please click here for map & directions: Sunnyside Cemetery (Long Beach, CA)
WHERE IS PARKING LOCATED?
We will have LIMITED parking on-site at the cemetery. We encourage everyone to rideshare or carpool, and there is ample parking adjacent to the cemetery on city streets.
If getting dropped off… please get dropped off in a safe area and NOT in front of Sunnyside Cemetery on Willow St. It is a VERY busy street and there is NO STOPPING!
We also ask you to safely cross at signals an NOT run across Willow Ave. Please pay attention on oncoming traffic.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We encourage guests to bring a few items:
HOW DO I GET TICKETS & HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Advanced General Admission tickets are $13/each plus online service fee.
If tickets do not sell out prior to the night of the event, tickets will be sold at the gate for $14.
RAIN OR SHINE:
The event will proceed rain or shine. Since it’s Long Beach in the summer… we don’t foresee any rainy conditions anytime soon! Evenings do get chilly so please bring something warm, including a blanket to bundle up.
Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.
BENEFITTING SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY:
Proceeds from ticket sales support Sunnyside Cemetery, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/sunnysidecemetery/
ABOUT “MONSTER SQUAD”:
The Monster Squad is a 1987 American horror comedy film written by Shane Black and Fred Dekker and directed by Dekker (who also wrote and directed Night of the Creeps). Peter Hyams was one of the executive producers. It was released by TriStar Pictures on August 14, 1987. The film features the Universal Monsters (re-imagined by a team of special effects artists, including Stan Winston), led by Count Dracula. They, in turn, combat a group of savvy kids out to keep them from controlling the world.
PRE-FILM SCREENING FESTIVITIES:
Once the cemetery gates open at 6pm… guest will get to enjoy the following:
WHO IS FESTIVAL OBSCURA?
Based out of Long Beach, Festival Obscura was founded by Martin Svab (co-owner/founder of Phantom Carriage Brewery) and partner Ryan Hughes (Director of Sales of Phantom Carriage Brewery). Svab and Hughes, both Long Beach residents, appreciate the rich culture and history of this vibrant, coastal city. Their passion for local history and the macabre, combined with their philanthropic nature and vast experience in craft beer and event production, led them to their partnership with Sunnyside Cemetery.
Festival Oscura recently produced the inaugural Celebration at Sunnyside Cemetery, a sold out fundraising event that saw 1500 guests enjoying craft beer, wine, art, collectibles & music and rased $42k for the cemetery.
ABOUT SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY, INC.
Sunnyside Cemetery, founded in 1906, is a 501(c)13 non-profit and has a diverse and cultural history that mirrors the City of Long Beach that can be seen in every section of the cemetery. Unfortunately for Sunnyside Cemetery, there is little to no space left to be purchased, which means that without the income of funerals, they are relying on the interest accrued from endowment funds to keep the cemetery maintained.
In 1994, the former owner started the financial downslide, when he stole more than half of the original $1M endowment care fund. While he ended up in jail, the cemetery ended up with a financial loss they are still trying to recover from. The current non-profit board running the cemetery is made up of friends and family members of loved ones who are buried inside, aptly named “Friends of Sunnyside.” With the lack of financial help, the cemetery is literally doing all it can to stay above ground.