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Spooky Halloween Events

Event Details for Spooky Halloween Events

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Presented by: Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91105



Just in time for Halloween, three spooky-themed events will be hosted by the Pasadena Senior Center! Ghoulish fun awaits members and nonmembers 50 and older of the Pasadena Senior Center, who attend any or all of these FREE  events with spooky themes in advance of Halloween. 

THU OCT 20 - 2:00 pm
Multimedia Presentation on the History of Horror Movies

There was a long period of time when horror movies had nothing to do with blood, guts and characters getting butchered onscreen. Galen Wilkes will present a free multimedia presentation about the history of horror movies on Thursday, October 20, at 2:00 pm, onsite at the center. The event will feature clips from some of the best classic, historic horror films going as far back as 1896 until the 1950s, many of which continue to influence and inspire present-day filmmakers. Wilkes is an expert in silent films and film history.  

THU OCT 27 - 2:00 pm 
Zoom Presentation on Edgar Allan Poe 

While American writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote prolifically in a wide range of genres, he is best known for his many suspenseful tales of gothic horror, including “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Annie Laskey, director of events at the Pasadena Senior Center, is a long-time Poe enthusiast. On Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 pm, she and some other Poe fans will lead a free Zoom presentation about the enigmatic author whose words and mental images continue to haunt us more than 170 years after his death.  

To register, visit and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events, or call 626.795.4331. 

FRI OCT 28 - 1:00 pm
Screening of Hocus Pocus 2

The free film “Hocus Pocus 2” (2022, PG) starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be shown Friday, October 28, at 1:00 pm, onsite at the center. Three high school girls light a mysterious candle that brings the diabolical Sanderson sisters back to life in modern-day Salem more than 300 years after they were hanged for witchcraft. Then the girls must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. This is a sequel to the original 1993 film that also starred Midler, Parker, and Najimy.  

To register for the movie, visit and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee, or call 626.795.4331.  

In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for highlights of a quarterly magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.  

The center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for social services as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab, and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use. Many other events and activities are offered via Zoom. 

In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional. 

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