Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 30, 2021

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As a special Halloween treat, Sierra Madre Playhouse will be screening 

the short animated film Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from 

Outer Space on Saturday, October 30, 2021 every hour on the hour 

from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $2.00 adults, $1.00


(Color, 2009, USA, 26 minutes, rated TV-PG) Starring the voices of 

Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer 

Sutherland, Rainn Wilson. Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and 

the Monsters are now working with the U.S. Government as special 

ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of 

Modesto, California, right before Halloween, the team is dispatched 

to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o

lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when 

Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins reveal 

themselves for what they really are, mutant aliens. The altered pump

kins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to 

combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme.

 Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.


Covid safety protocols in effect on the day of the event will be observed. 

1. Provide adult supervision 
Trick or treat is safer – not to mention more fun – 
in groups, and adult supervision is essential. So get 
together with other adults and make an evening of it. 
Bring cellphones for quick pictures and emergencies,
but leave them in your pockets to avoid gettingdistracted. 
2. Stay on the sidewalksThe thrill of the holiday often factors into accidents 
as excited kids rush from door to door. Keep children 
on the sidewalks, and shepherd them carefully when 
they need to cross the road. In areas without sidewalks, 
walk on the far edge of the road, facing traffic. 
3. Carefully check candyCheck candy for choking hazards like gum and hard 
candies. Throw away any candy that is not sealed with 
a wrapper and avoid homemade treats received from 
4. Choose bright, visible costumesWhen selecting a costume, opt for the bright-colored 
outfits and add a touch of reflective tape to the material. 
Stick some reflective tape on their trick-or-treat bags 
as well so they can be easily spotted by motorists. 
Lastly, don’t forget to make sure they’re equipped with 
a flashlight or glow stick – must-have accessories for 
any costume. 
5. Make sure costumes are well-fitted and safe 
Being visible isn’t the only safety consideration for 
a costume. The right fit is just as important. Here’s 
some advice on keeping your child’s ensemble safe and 
Prevent accidental tripping or entanglement by 
making sure costumes aren’t too big or longAvoid masks that block vision, but if your child 
wears one – it should have large eye, nose and mouth 
openings. You can also op for makeup or face paint as 
an alternative. Costumes, wigs and accessories should 
contain a label indicating they are flame resistantMake sure accessories such as swords, canes, or sticks 
are not sharp or too long

6. Makeup safetyIf makeup is a part of your child’s Halloween costume 
plans, make sure it is non-toxic and test it on a small 
area first. Before your child goes to bed, make sure to 
remove all makeup.
7. Jack-o-lantern safetyYoung children can paint or color their pumpkins 
instead of carving. Or have them draw a face with 
markers and an adult can do the carving. Use colorful 
glow sticks inside your Jack-o-lanterns instead of 
candles to prevent burns.
8. Home decoration safetyIf you’re turning your home into a haunted house, keep 
safety in mind: make sure steps, sidewalks, porches 
and paths are well-lit and free of decorations and 
holiday props. Keep decorations away from fireplaces 
and candles. 
9. Take precaution against pranks and vandalismUnfortunately, vandalism often increases duringHalloween. That’s why taking these precautions is a 
good idea:
If you’re going away during Halloween, make it seem 
like you’re still home by turning down the volume of 
your answering machine and phone, covering your 
garage windows, and leaving your curtains in normal 
positions with valuables out of sight. 
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