Lonely Planet Writer

Spooky abandoned Los Angeles zoo puts on horror movie nights for those brave enough to watch

An abandoned zoo sounds spooky (and sad) enough on its own, but for a few extra goosebumps the old Griffith Park Zoo in Los Angeles is screening horror movies to anyone who dare watch.

The abandoned zoo at Griffith Park.
The abandoned zoo at Griffith Park. Image by Eli Duke / CC BY-SA 2.0

Starting tonight with Poltergeist, visitors can sit among the empty cages, enjoying a picnic, while getting suitably creeped out by the movie and their surroundings. The monthly event will also see showings of The Shining and Friday the 13th.

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