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Cult film series brings 'Animal House, Lost Boys' to big screen

The Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater is bringing the college cult classic Animal House "and three freaky favorites" — Lost Boys, Creature From the Black Lagoon and Ghostbusters to the big screen to haunt October. Starting Friday, the Cult Movie Series presented by 97X returns with Animal House at 10 p.m. after Blast Friday, the monthly downtown street party with free music. Starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson and Kevin Bacon in his big-screen debut, Animal House is the often-quoted quintessential college comedy. Moviegoers who show up in a toga get in free; for all others it's $5. To haunt October, the '80s teenage vampire film The Lost Boys screens on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m., followed by 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon on Oct. 12, and '80s classic comedy Ghostbusters on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. as part of the Family Movie Series. Tickets for all screenings priced at $5. —Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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