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Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, October 31 for John Carpenter‘s original 1978 slasher masterpiece HALLOWEEN… on HALLOWEEN!

Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her life-long iconic status as a “Scream Queen” thanks in no small part to her remarkable feature film debut in John Carpenter‘s original HALLOWEEN, a groundbreaking movie that would go on to spawn countless sequels, several reboots, inspire numerous other filmmakers, and provide untold numbers of nightmares for a generation of movie lovers. The story really begins on a cold Halloween night in 1963, when six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith, before being locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, the 21-year-old Myers steals a car, escapes custody, and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims… Also starring Donald Pleasance.

One reason Halloween has aged so well is that it wastes little time on character development, plot, theme or any other elements extraneous to the critical business of sending shudders down your spine.” (The NYTimes)

Regardless of how silly you think it all is, this will have you scared witless by the time the end credits roll; low budget horror hog heaven.” (Empire Magazine)

As always, audience costumes are very welcome – and encouraged!

Saturday, October 31 – SOLD OUT!
Doors 11:10 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door

*All ages welcome in the balcony! (Please note that HALLOWEEN is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes good for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter, 1978 / 91 mins / 18A) A young boy kills his sister on Halloween of 1963, and is sent to a mental hospital. 15 years later he escapes and returns to his home town in order to wreak havoc.

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