New Orleans City Park launches ‘Brews and Boos’ outdoor horror movie series

New Orleans City Park transitions its annual Brews and Boos event into an outdoor horror movie series starting on Friday, Aug. 21.

In the past, Brews and Boos was City Park’s annual adult Halloween party held inside the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Now, the event features four weekly screenings of scary films under the oaks with an open beer bar, kicking off with the 2019 Jordan Peele-directed horror flick “Us.

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Brews and Boos screenings will take place in the large grassy area around Popp Fountain, and attendees will be asked to maintain social distancing. In the case of rain, the movie screening will move indoors at the Arbor Room next to Popp Fountain.

The series continues with “A Quiet Place” on Aug. 28, “Shaun of the Dead” on Sept. 4 and “It Follows” on Sept. 11.

Tickets for the event cost $35 and includes access to the movie screening, an open beer bar, Tito’s vodka Jell-O shots and bags of salted peanuts. Beers on tap include Michelob Ultra, Paradise Park, Bud Light and Modelo Especial.

Only 50 attendees are allowed at each screening, and tickets should be purchased in advanced.

City Park officials also outlined other safety measures for this event including hand sanitizer stations and sanitization of equipment, restrooms and beer station. Guests are encouraged to wear a face mask, but are not required to do so.

Additionally, staff will undergo temperature checks prior to event shifts and will wear masks at all times. Staff maintaining the beer station will wear gloves at all times, and sanitize beer taps throughout the event.

Physical distancing among guests will be supervised by Park event staff. Contracted security staff will monitor the parking lot.

Guests are also allowed to bring their own food and beverages, along with chairs and blankets for the screening.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Each movie begins at 8 p.m. Guest must be 21 or older to attend.