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October 27, 2005|Halloween events for grown-ups: Page 17.

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Rotund, hysteric and suave pals battle every monster on the Universal lot: Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man, Glenn Strange as Frankenstein's Monster and Vincent Price as the Invisible Man. Screening includes three shorts, with pumpkin-carving and a display of movie memorabilia. Film will be shown drive-in style; no seating provided. Fox Fullerton Theatre, 500 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. 7 p.m. (714) 870-0069.

Halloween Haunt The annual Haunt transforms the theme park into an adult scare-fest with mazes, shows and haunted rides accompanied by more than 1,000 professional "scare-masters." Not recommended for children younger than 13. Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. 7 p.m.-1 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-2 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., 7 p.m.-1 p.m.; ends Mon. $43-$48. (714) 220-5000. (213) 480-3232.

Seaside Haunt "Haunted" maze built by Hollywood set designers. Matinee for younger children is slated for 1-4 p.m. Saturday. See www.seasidehaunt.com. Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 7-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 7-10 p.m.; Mon., 7 p.m.-midnight.; ends Mon. $7-$16.50. (805) 275-1033.

FRIDAY

Fright Fest The theme park turns into a "scream park" with haunted mazes, roaming zombies, shows and rides operated in the dark. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Fri.-Mon., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; ends Mon. $29.99-$47.99; 2 and younger, free. (661) 255-4100.

Halloween Festival Family-themed festivities featuring rides, a moon bounce, games, art booths, food booths and music by D.J. Doesha. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, 1238 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. 4:30-9 p.m. Free; small charge for rides and food. (310) 393-9629.

Shipwreck Halloween Terror Fest Annual "haunting" of the famous ocean liner with mazes, live music, dancing and other attractions. Not recommended for the faint of heart or those younger than 12. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Pier J, Long Beach. Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m.-midnight; Mon., 7 p.m.-noon.; ends Mon. $16-$30. (562) 435-3511.

Spooky House Haunted Theme Park and Harvest Festival Three "haunted" houses, a pumpkin patch, children's rides and games, food and entertainment. Teens and older only during the evening hours. Spooky House Haunted Theme Park, 19401 Parthenia St., Northridge. Fri.-Sun., noon-midnight.; ends Sun. $8.50-$26 haunted house; free admission to festival. (818) 888-8570. www.spookyhouse.com.

SATURDAY

Absolutely Halloween Premiere of the Rudie DeCarlo Family Theatre musical about a little girl's Halloween adventure. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. Sat.-Sun., 12:30 and 3 p.m.; ends Sun. $10.50-$12.50. (310) 394-9779.

Camp Spooky Halloween Treasure Hunt Join the Peanuts gang at Camp Snoopy for a pirate-themed weekend, including a treasure hunt, mazes and a live-action musical. Recommended for children 3 to 11. Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ends Sun. $14.95-$45; 3 and younger, free. (714) 220-5200.

Enchanted Hallow's Eve Star Eco Station offers trick-or-treating. Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. Sat.-Sun., 1-7 p.m. $8. (310) 842-8060.

Halloween Activities in Santa Monica Free activities for kids and families in celebration of Halloween. From 1 to 4 p.m., children can ride ponies and pet farm animals. Later, there is trick-or-treating, a costume contest and, at 7, a screening of "Beetlejuice" (free tickets at Santa Monica Visitors' Center). Downtown Santa Monica, Broadway and 3rd Street, Santa Monica. Ends Mon.

Halloween Happenings Ocean activities featuring the "Mad Scientist Laboratory" with microscopes and creepy critters, a presentation of ocean creatures, a beach cleaning activity, free face-painting, storytelling and movies about the mysterious depths of the ocean. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. Sat.-Sun., 12:30-5:30 p.m. $1; 12 and younger, free. (310) 393-6149.

Halloween Party Live entertainment, storytelling, face painting, pumpkin decorating and candy. Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. 1-4 p.m. $1-$4. (818) 222-6511.

Spooktacular Third annual Silver Lake Children's Outdoor Film Festival screens "Kiki's Delivery Service," about a 13-year-old apprentice witch. Costume parade, pumpkin pageant. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Rose Scharlin Nursery School, 2414 Lake View Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. $8; 2 and younger, free. (323) 666-6533.

SUNDAY

Boule's Halloween Candy Apple Decorating Party Boule, 420 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 2-4 p.m. $20 per child (supervising adults get in free). (310) 289-9977.

Fall Family Festival Halloween fair with rides, games and costume contests. Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $39-$150, 3 and younger, free. (714) 619-0200, Ext. 228.

Fall Harvest Festival Fall festival with a costume parade, crafts, entertainment and storytelling. Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach. Noon-4:30 p.m. Free. (562) 431-3541.

Family Fundays Creative PlayGround presents Halloween Stories. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 11 a.m. $8. (310) 455-3723.

Halloweenie Improv Scary Show A special Halloween-themed improvisation show for kids. Raven Playhouse, 5233 N. Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 11 a.m. $8; $1 for kids in costume. (818) 505-9355.

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