The neon lights surrounding the marquee of Newport Beach's Lido Theater will draw attention to more than movie titles in the upcoming months--they'll also illuminate the names of live music acts.
Ed Melliza Lido Theater
Countless films have ran in the historic theater over the last 75 years, but the shift to include live music comes from new operators, Lido Live, who took over the theater's lease from Regency last summer. In addition to running feature films, the theater will now showcase musicians whose styles range from R&B to show tunes. With Halloween just around the corner, Lido Theater is gearing up for Friday's Halloween concert, It's A Dead Man's Party, with special Oingo Boingo act, Boingo Dance Party.
Boingo Dance Party is special for the fact that it features several original members of the seminal '80s new wave band, including Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on saxophone and Johnny Vatos on drums. Boingo Dance Party is known for their upbeat live shows, making them a natural fit for the Halloween bash.