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27 scary (and not so scary) movies to see at Tampa Theatre this Halloween season

Tampa Theatre will screen all six of the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films starring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger during its Nightmare on Franklin Street film series. [New Line Cinema]
Tuesday 28 August 2018 13.45

Don’t dare doze off during the all-day, 14-hour movie marathon at Tampa Theatre on Oct. 20 — Freddy Krueger might follow you to dreamland.

At least you might feel that way after taking in all six of the original Nightmare on Elm Street films back-to-back from 10 a.m. to midnight as part of the historic theater’s Halloween-themed programming.

Ticket’s for each of the Nightmare films are $10, but they’ll offer all-day Nightmare pass for $40.

The marathon won’t include the Freddy films that fall outside the continuity of the original storyline (the meta New Nightmare, schlocky Freddy vs. Jason and 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street reboot), so we’re talking pure, unadulterated, Robert Englund, ’80s/'90s action.

Tampa Theatre announced its full slate of movies and spooky events lined up for its annual Nightmare on Franklin Street series on Tuesday, including 10 ghost tour versions of the theater’s Balcony to Backstage tour that will give extra focus to the historic movie palace’s supposedly supernatural guests. Those tours run Oct. 19 to 30, with a special, late-night tour on Oct. 26. Tours are $10 to $12.

The full slate of 27 Halloween-themed movies running Oct. 19 to 31 include a selection of “Mummy & Me” screenings of family-friendly fare, which will include Corpse Bride, Hotel Transylvania and Hocus Pocus.

As usual, the Rocky Horror Picture Show will screen with a live cast and audience participation encouraged ($15, Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m.). That will follow a free screening of Dr. Paul Bearer’s 2018 Halloween special with a cast Q&A the same night at 6:30 p.m.

On Oct. 29 the theater hosts Spirits of the Bay, a live ghost stories event with local author Deborah Frethem at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $12.

During the Nightmare on Franklin Street events, the theater will rename its occasional Pause happy hour “Pause-O-Ween” and offer free shots and prize drawings. Dates are Oct. 19, 24, 25, 26 and 31.

Here’s the full lineup of movies:

Sunday, Oct. 21: BOO-TIFUL BRIDES

· 2:00pm – “Mummy & Me” Screening: Corpse Bride 2005 / PG / 1h 17m / Animation

· 4:30pm – Bride Of Frankenstein 1935 / NR / 1h 15min / Horror

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· 7:00pm – The Brides Of Dracula 1960 / NR / 1h 25min / Horror

· 9:45pm – The Brides Wore Blood 1972 / R / 1h 24m / Horror Shot in Jacksonville and St. Augustine!

Monday, Oct. 22: HOTEL HORRORS

· 3:00pm – “Mummy & Me” Screening: Hotel Transylvania 2012 / PG / 1h 31m / Animation

· 6:00pm – Psycho 1960 / R / 1h 49min / Thriller

· 9:00pm – Eaten Alive 1976 / R / 1h 31min / Horror

Tuesday, Oct. 23

· 6:00pm – A Quiet Place 2018 / PG-13 / 1h 30min / Sci-Fi, Horror

· 8:30pm – Hereditary 2018 / R / 2h 7m / Horror

Wednesday, Oct. 24: FULL-MOON FREAK-OUT

· 7:30pm – Teen Wolf 1985 / PG / 1h 31m / Comedy

· 9:30pm – An American Werewolf In London 1981 / R / 1h 37m / Horror

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Thursday, Oct. 25

· 7:30pm – The Slumber Party Massacre 1982 / R / 1h 17m / Horror After the screening, Slumber Party stars Debra De Lisa (Kim) and Joe Johnson (Neil) will appear for a post-show audience Q&A, plus pictures and autographs.

Friday, Oct. 26

· 7:30pm – The Cat And The Canary 1927 / NR / 1h 48m / Mystery Tampa Theatre welcomes back renowned organist Dr. Steven Ball for this sinister 1927 silent film with live accompaniment on the theater’s organ.

Saturday, Oct. 20: ALL-DAY NIGHTMARE

· 10:00am – A Nightmare On Elm Street1984 / R / 1h 31m / Horror

· 12:30pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 1985 / R / 1h 27m / Horror

· 3:00pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987 / R / 1h 36m / Horror

· 5:30pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 / R / 1h 33m / Horror

· 8:00pm – A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989 / R / 1h 29m / Horror

· 10:30pm – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 / R / 1h 29m / Horror

Sunday, Oct. 28

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· 2:00pm – “Mummy & Me” Screening: Hocus Pocus 1993 / PG / 1h 36m / Family

· 5:30pm – Phantasm 1979 / R / 1h 28m / Horror

· 8:00pm – Bubba Ho-Tep 2002 / R / 1h 32m / Comedy, Horror

Monday, Oct. 29

· 9:45pm – Beetlejuice 1988 / PG / 1h 32m / Comedy

Tuesday, Oct. 30

· 6:00pm – IT 2017 / R / 2h 15m / Horror

· 9:30pm – The Shining 1980 / R / 2h 26m / Horror

Wednesday, Oct. 31

· 9:30pm – Halloween (40th anniversary) 1978 / R / 1h 31m / Thriller

 

 


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