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August 2017

Go Behind the Scenes at Burbank Studio Tapings

Burbank is a hot spot where many of your favorite TV shows are recorded for broadcast. If you want to get in on a live taping for a fun day, here’s how to do it for multiple popular shows with great live performances.

Get Your Tickets for Burbank Studio Tapings

While you’re in the L.A. area, you need to get a taste of showbiz. Here are some great TV productions you should check out.

Burbank Studio TapingsConan

News and variety show host Conan O’Brien brings the funny with hilarious monologues, entertaining interviews with celebrities, and funny skits.

Tickets for show tapings are free, but are first-come, first-served. The show tapes on Monday – Friday throughout the year. 

The Big Bang Theory

This TV comedy is all about a gang of socially-inept yet brilliant nerds, and the women who love and put up with them. It stars Katie Cuoco as Penny, Johnny Galecki as Leonard, and Jim Parsons in his famous role as Sheldon.

Tickets to see a live taping are free. They are released 30 days prior to their respective episode taping and are first-come, first-served.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen is a beloved TV personality who hosts her own daytime talk show. It features dancing, breezy interviews with celebrity guests, and more fun and humor.

You can request free tickets to the show online in advance, but keep in mind that they’re in high demand. Standby tickets are also available on the day of taping if you inquire before 12 noon.

If you’re planning on catching a fun show taping in Burbank, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Get Scared Silly at Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest

If you’re looking for scares this upcoming autumn, you need to head to Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest. During the day, the kids will be delighted with spooky fun, but once night falls, the true terror begins.

Fright Fest Brings the Fear (and the Fun)

This big event is highly anticipated every year. This fall, you can enjoy all the horror on select dates in September and October. The fest will be open every Thursday through Sunday from September 16 to October 31.

Spooks for the Little Ones

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright FestIn the daytime, the fun will be totally family-friendly. Kids can enjoy Halloween crafts and a Trick-or-Treat Trail. Plus, there will be seasonal shows that won’t be too scary. Kids 12 and under can wear their costumes to the park, too. Bring the whole family and enjoy a spooky time.

Thrills, Chills, and Big Scares for Adults

At 7 p.m., darkness will descend on the park for a night of chilling terror. Zombies will roam the midways in search of victims, and haunted mazes will place you inside a nightmare. Wander the twisting passages and hope you don’t run into any unsavory characters.

You can also check out spooky shows and hop on a coaster – with a twist. Select roller coasters will run in the dark with the lights switched off, so you won’t know what’s going to happen next. Your heart may just race as fast as the ride!

Planning on getting scared silly at Fright Fest? Be close to the excitement when you book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Have a Frighteningly Good Time at MONSTERPALOOZA

All things creepy, scary, and frightening are coming to Burbank with MONSTERPALOOZA. This event celebrates and revels in monster movies, horror flicks, and the unknown terrors that go bump in the night.

Revel in Scares at the Burbank Convention Center in September

This undead event will be happening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 15-17. Head to Burbank Convention Center and prepare for an exciting exploration of fear in different mediums, including art, movies, TV, and music.

Here are events to check out during the monster convention.

Son of Conjoined

MONSTERPALOOZAThis exhibition will feature art and sculpture from a variety of creators all looking to give you goose bumps. An atmospheric setting will make this display incredibly eerie. You can see it all weekend long and get your heart racing.

Costume Contest

The Costume Contest is one of the most anticipated parts of the whole monster event. There will be celebrity judges, cash prizes, and lots of creativity, as all costumes must be hand-made. Don’t forget to look out for Dead Elvis wandering around the venue!

Island of Lost Souls

The horror classic Island of Lost Souls, starring Bela Lugosi, has a new, award-winning score composed by Jay Woelfel. Watch a screening of the film on Friday evening and stick around after for a Q&A with Bela Lugosi, Jr., and Jay Woelfel.

For ultimate convenience, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel if you’ll be heading to this monster event. You’re sure to have a scary-good time!

Eat See Hear Is Your End-of-Summer Fun Headquarters

An outdoor event in L.A. that has it all is Eat See Hear. This is where you can eat delicious grub from food trucks, see outdoor movies on a big screen, and hear up-and-coming music acts performing in the park.

Eat See HearNosh, Watch and Listen at Griffith Park

There will be movies, eats, and music in Griffith Park through September 16. Here’s what you need to know.

Outdoor Movies

Watching classic movies is an enjoyable way to spend an evening outdoors. Upcoming films you can see include Young Frankenstein, When Harry Met Sally, and Goodfellas. Each showing happens on the grassy, green lawn at the park.

Food Trucks

Local trucks from all over L.A. will descend on this fest. Vietnamese, Brazilian, Mexican, and more – it’s all here. Fill up your belly with good eats from Little Spoon, Brasil Kiss, Pho King Awesome, Richeeze Grilled Cheese, and plenty of other options.


Indie bands, musicians, and singer/songwriters are some of the talent you’ll hear before every movie. Upcoming acts include Haunted Summer, The Captain’s Son, and Trapdoor Special.

If you’ll be attending this fun fest that hits all the right notes, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

See Tomorrow’s Filmmaking Stars at Burbank International Film Fest

Are you a movie buff looking for a great experience this summer? Want to get in on the ground floor with upcoming talent in the film industry?

The Burbank International Film Fest (BIFF) is back in town, partnering with AMC theaters in downtown Burbank for a festive affair with all the glamour and glitter of the movie scene.

This is where you’ll see films from unknown talent looking to make a splash in the industry. The festival supports and champions independent filmmaking, so you’ll be seeing tomorrow’s stars premiere at the fest.

What’s Big This Year at BIFF?

The Burbank International Film FestThis year, the festival will be held from September 6 – 10 with screenings at AMC 16 Theatres. Here are some stand-out events to discover.

The World Movie Premier Screening of The List

The festival’s opening night film is The List. This is a hilarious romantic comedy about a lower-class man in love with a woman from an upper-class family. After he pops the question, she surprises him with a list of "improvements" he needs to make before she’ll walk down the aisle.

Garlic and Gunpowder

Watch the world premiere of this mob comedy, a slap-stick affair that parodies the Mafia. It stars Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, James Duval, and Steven Chase. Stick around after the screening for an after-party with an open bar and live DJ. 

Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Airport Hotel invites you to come and stay while you are in town exploring this fantastic film fest. With free shuttle service to Hollywood Burbank Airport and close proximity to the event, you'll be right where you need to be to have a great trip!