The opening of Icons of Darkness has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Los Angeles County and the State of California.
The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the evolving situation as well as staying in close alignment with city officials to ensure we can open as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we are refunding all tickets purchased thus far. While we know this is disappointing news, we remain hopeful that we will be able to open soon and share this exciting exhibition with all of you. Thank you for your patience and support
Screen-Used Artifacts, Life-Like Replicas, and Never-Before-Seen Props Amassed By Hollywood’s Rich Correll
Create Immersive Public Experience With COVID-19 Precautions
This fall, beheaded beasts, blood-gushing villains, 14-foot aliens, and the world’s most beloved blockbuster heroes will converge on Los Angeles for an immersive entertainment experience.
Icons of Darkness (IOD) will premiere at The Montalbán in partnership with TV actor, writer, producer, and director Richard “Rich” Correll.
One of the most extensive, privately owned collections of its kind, IOD will offer cinematic buffs, sci-fi fans, cosplay enthusiasts, and horror aficionados a walking tour of props, artifacts, and memorabilia from movies spanning almost 100 years of Hollywood history.
Hundreds of films will be represented, including Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Star Wars, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Joker, and Harry Potter.
In the past few months during the Coronavirus pandemic, The Montalbán has undertaken a massive pivot by transforming the lower level of its interior space from traditional theatre seating to an open floor plan. The new configuration allows for plenty of social distancing and is perfectly suited for IOC’s stunning exhibition.
Contingent on public health updates, the exhibit will be open five days a week, starting in late September 2020, with Coronavirus safety measures in place.
Located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028, the classic venue now accommodates new forms of entertainment.
Reservations are required in order to limit the number of guests allowed in at one time. Tickets will be on sale by September 1st. Please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.themontalban.com.
*ADA access: Please note while our main floor ICONS exhibition will have ADA access.
Unfortunately, our historic theatre is not equipped with an elevator. Therefore any Mezzanine level and Rooftop levels are ONLY accessible via stairs.
The team behind the Icons of Darkness exhibition have taken every precaution to follow COVID-19 protocols and regulations set by the county and state, to ensure that every guest has a safe and comfortable visit.
Face coverings over both the nose and mouth are required of all visitors and all staff, at all times, without exception. All tickets are timed reservation slots, limited to groups of members of the same household only, not to exceed 6 people total.
All groups of non-household members will be required to maintain a minimum of six feet of distance from each other at all times. No more than 30 people total will be allowed in the exhibit at one time.
The Montalban Theatre, encompassing an 18,000 square-foot space, is outfitted with clear signage throughout to ensure compliance with all rules.
Event staff has been well-trained on all COVID-19 guidelines and will be placed throughout the exhibit, mezzanine, selfie stations, and outdoor rooftop to ensure compliance and assist guests as needed. Restrooms and surfaces will be continually cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the venue, and gloves and sanitizer use are required to participate in the Monster Midway games. Upon arrival for their timed slot, each guest will be required to sign in, have their temperature checked, and use hand sanitizer in order to enter the theatre.
A sample of what patrons will be able to see include:
The original Xenomorph costume from Alien (1979), which features the designs of the (then-unknown and now influential) designer, H.R. Geiger.
The full-sized Queen Alien from Aliens (1986), which solidified the sci-fi career of one of Hollywood’s most notable film directors, James Cameron.
Michael Keaton’s original Batsuit from the Tim Burton classic, Batman (1989), which led to the birth of the modern-day superhero film.
Original items from Terminator 2 Judgement Day (1991) and Stephen Spielberg’s dinosaur classic Jurassic Park (1993), which employed early CGI.
Work from famous horror authors, Stephen King’s It (1990), Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987), and William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist (1973).
Hugh Jackman’s battle arena Wolverine suit from X-men (2000).
Work from the eight-time Academy Award-winning makeup artist Rick Baker, from films How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Planet of the Apes (1997), and An American Werewolf in London (1982).
A stable of props, figures, and costumes including life casts of Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Boris Karloff representing “Dracula” (1931), The Wolfman (1941), and Frankenstein (1931).