One of the best things about Halloween is the influx of spooky movies coming out in theaters or, better yet, the excuse to watch your favorite Halloween flicks at home. Still, nothing can beat the experience of seeing Halloween classics in the theater. Check out these places to watch Halloween hits from the past on the big screen this October.
Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Though it may be more silly than scary, “Hocus Pocus” was a Halloween staple for most children of the ‘90s. Bette Midler (“Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City”) and Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”) play the Sanderson Sisters, a trio of witches who are accidentally brought back from the dead by well-meaning high-schooler Max (Omri Katz, “Dallas”). This fun Halloween flick is sure to satisfy a child-like penchant for mischief.
Northfield Harkins 18 Theater
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Originally released in 1978, this classic features horror icon Michael Myers, the mysterious, seemingly indestructible masked killer who preys on teenagers on Halloween night. The film may be over 30 years old, but it’s still just as scary as the day it came out and seeing it on the big screen can only make it more frightening.
Oct. 29, 7:15 p.m.
You’ve heard of exorcism, but what about ‘bio-exorcism’? In the ‘80s hit “Beetlejuice,” a recently deceased family of ghosts hires a bio-exorcist to rid their house of the humans who have just moved in. See it at the Alamo Drafthouse on Oct. 29.
Oct. 30, 11:59 p.m. and Oct. 31, 11:59 p.m.
Few cult classics have reached the widespread renown of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Featuring singing, dancing and more than a few risqué wardrobe choices, “Rocky Horror” is an experience unlike any other. The showings at Denver’s Esquire Theater also feature a full shadowcast, complete with costumes, dancing and more, in which actors perform the parts alongside the film. Tickets tend to sell out, so make sure to buy them in advance online.