Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s GrouponLive deal to the Haunted Catacombs at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts in San Bernardino. The Haunted Catacombs are open Fridays and Saturdays, on October 14–15, 21–22, and 28–29, from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get two tickets (a $26 value).
- For $23, you get four tickets (a $52 value).<p>
Part of San Bernardino’s outdoor Halloween festival, the Haunted Catacombs lure revelers into a den of fright teeming with zombies, vampires, and visitors from otherworldly realms. Rather than slow-dance with a snowman, beckon shivers by tiptoeing down shadowy hallways filled with mysterious shrieks and growls. As a cool autumn breeze ruffles the fur of hungry werewolves, demons shock passersby with other guests’ middle-school yearbook photos. Craft booths, food vendors, and a pumpkin patch greet visitors as they exit the maze, and a lineup of ghoulish movies, including Nosferatu and The Exorcist, dares them to indulge in repeat spookings (films, food, and merchandise not included in today’s deal).
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
A former vaudeville performance space and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.
Downtown San Bernardino
780 N E St.
San Bernardino, California 92410Get Directions