A Halloween triple bill will be on the cards at a pop up cinema event in Coventry.
The fright-fest will include the classic films Hocus Pocus, Scream and Halloween and will be played at the Rialto Plaza on October 31.
Kicking off at 12.30pm, the movie marathon brings cinema back to Moseley Avenue, once home to the Rialto Casino Cinema.
The first film on the bill is Disney classic Hocus Pocus, l live-action movie about three ancient witches who are magically transported to modern-day Salem and the kids who must fight them off.
The film remains a cult classic due to epic performances by witchy Sanderson sisters: Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
A bona fide 90’s cult classic Scream, is next up on the big screen at 4pm. Critically acclaimed as the definitive slasher thriller of the ’90s from master of the genre Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) The residents of a picturesque small town (including Drew Barrymore, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell) are being victimised by a sly psycho with a twisted love for scary movies.
The film was an an instant favourite with audiences for its unique style and edgy humour.
The final screening at 8pm is the scariest of them all. John Carpenter’s highly influential modern horror/suspense film Halloween remains one of the most successful, long-running horror franchises in Hollywood. Beginning in 1978, Michael Myers has managed to scare the pants off of movie-goers for more than forty years, with sequels and remakes galore.
Six-year-old Michael Myers is confined to an insane asylum after stabbing his teenage sister to death on Halloween night 1963. Exactly fifteen years later Michael escapes, returning to his home town of Haddonfield with psychiatrist Doctor Loomis (Donald Pleasence) in hot pursuit. Bookish babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), all alone in the house on Halloween night, soon discovers that she is Michael’s next target.
The Halloween screenings give a rare opportunity to be spooked and entertained at The Rialto Plaza.
Cinema-goers will be able to grab a cocktail and some popcorn or a hotdog and then sit back and relax on comfy beanbags to watch the film.
A range of cinema snacks and street food will be available, food will be made freshly made to order.
Tickets are limited and promoters will be implementing a rule of six seating arrangement in accordance with COVID 19 safety guidelines.
All Seating is comfy Beanbags, blankets can be purchased separately.
The venue is following Covid-19 safety measures, capacity has been capped to ensure physical distancing and management will deep clean the venue before and after every performance.
All staff have been trained to operate within strict COVID guidelines and the venue is implementing staggered entry times to ensure safety entering the venue.
The Rialto has a venue-wide sterilisation programme and hand sanitisation stations throughout the building and automatic soap dispensers in the toilets.
The venue is also operating a one way system around the perimeter of the venue with different doors for entry and exit of the main hall with plentiful signage throughout.
Full ticket info is available here .
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