From family-friendly to frightful, these theaters and drive-ins have flicks for everyone.
Trying to plan a safe and socially distanced night of Halloween fun? Look no further — we have rounded up some in-person, drive-in and virtual movie options perfect for spooky season. Dim the lights, bring a blanket and don’t forget the popcorn!
AMC is showing family-friendly Halloween flicks as part of its Spooktacular Movie Series for a discounted cost. Coco, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas are currently screening, with Monsters Inc. opening Oct. 23.
Through Nov. 12 at various times, with multiple locations across Dallas-Fort Worth. $5. amctheatres.com.
Angelica Film Center
To celebrate the coming of Halloween, classic films by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened at the Angelika Dallas as part of the Hitchcocktober Movie Series. Vertigo runs through Oct. 22, The Lady Vanishes opens Oct. 23 and runs through Oct. 29, and Psycho will be screened on Halloween night.
Through Oct. 31 at various times, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. $10. angelikafilmcenter.com/dallas.
As part of a promotion called Fright Nights, Cinemark is screening Halloween favorites at a discounted cost. Titles include Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Coco, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween (2018), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and The Addams Family (2019).
Through Oct. 25 at various times, with multiple locations across Dallas-Fort Worth. $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. cinemark.com.
Festival of Independent Theatres
The 22nd annual festival is virtual and on-demand this year, and the lineup includes some frightful flicks. Lily & Joan Theatre Company’s Redeemer Mine shows the repercussions the death of a doomsday cult prophet has for her daughters. FIT calls it “spooky, heartbreaking, beautiful and sure to deliver a few shivers.” Additionally, Vena Cava Productions’ Strike! tells the story of a stage manager who’s gone crazy and is working on a musical based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.
Virtual event. Shows available on-demand through Oct. 31. Two shows for $12; $30 for a festival pass for all six productions. festivalofindependenttheatres.org.
Family-friendly spooky season flick The Nightmare Before Christmas will screen at noon on Halloween.
Oct. 31 at noon, 5805 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony. Free. facebook.com/lavacantinatc.
Cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show will screen in the Box Garden. Attendees are invited to come dressed in character and do the Time Warp as part of the costume catwalk prior to the film. Tickets include some props such as party hats, cards, etc. Please note, all attendees must be over age 21.
Oct. 29 at 10 p.m., 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Tickets start at $15. eventbrite.com.
Grapevine’s Palace Theater has a host of frightful offerings. Hitchcock Weekend will take place Oct. 23-24 with screenings of Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds and Psycho. Young Frankenstein will screen Oct. 30, with Halloween screenings of Monsters, Inc. and Night of the Living Dead.
Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31 at various times, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. $6-$15. tickets.grapevineticketline.com.
Enjoy a socially distanced screening of Halloween classic Beetlejuice as part of Movies in the Park at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater. Gates will open at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, and guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis in socially distanced pods on the lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chairs and pack a picnic. Ruthie’s Food Trucks Fueled by Cafe Momentum will be on site, including their famous dessert truck.
Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas. $15 for ages 11 and older. eventbrite.com.
One showing in the Texas Theatre’s Virtual Cinema is perfect for the Halloween season — Jan Svankmajer’s Faust. Please note, this film is in Czech with English subtitles. Faust covers temptation and damnation, ancient folktales and myths as it follows the story of a businessman who makes a deal with the devil for one day of self-indulgence.
Virtual event. $10. thetexastheatre.com.
The ’80s horror film Sleepaway Camp will be shown during a limited-capacity indoor screening. There will also be a live intro and Q-and-A by actress Felissa Rose. According to the Texas Theatre, the film covers bullying, sexuality and gender from the perspective of Angela Baker, played by Rose.
Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. $12. thetexastheatre.com.
The Love Witch
She loved men … to death!
This 2016 horror-comedy will be shown during a limited-capacity indoor screening. The film follows a modern-day sorceress who has the power to make men fall in love with her. The only problem is she’s driven mad when her spell works too well.
Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. $11. thetexastheatre.com.
The Drive-In at The Central
Film lovers can see a variety of spooky flicks through Halloween including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hocus Pocus, Death Becomes Her, The Conjuring, Ghostbusters (1984), The Addams Family (1991), Friday the 13th (1980), Scream, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Craft, Beetlejuice, Halloweentown, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Halloween (1978), Coco and Gremlins.
Through Nov. 1 at various times, 2999 N. Carroll Ave., Dallas. $28-$35. rooftopcinemaclub.com/dallas