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Halloween Film Series at the F.M. Kirby Center

Zombies, Ghouls and Demons invade the Diamond City

Dressing up for a night on the town means something a little different at the F.M. Kirby Center in October

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Silly and somewhat spooky fun for all ages.

For the fifth year, Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will host its Splatterday III Halloween Film Series. On Saturday October 20, The Kirby Center will show three Halloween-themed films and hold a children’s costume parade.



It starts with all of the little ghouls and ghosts.

Beginning at 5 PM, children are welcomed to join a costume parade around the theater prior to settling in for Disney’s Zombies. It’s a G-rated, fish-out-of-water musical about teenage zombies trying to navigate the social scene of a normal, suburban high school.



Then the grown-up fun begins.

At 8 PM, once the children have paraded from the theater, the mood transforms from silliness to spooky. Theater-goers, some dressed in costume if they choose, file in for a frightful viewing of the 1996 slasher classic, Scream. In the film, a young woman is targeted by a sadistic murderer in a now iconic Ghostface mask. The film is R-rated.



And at the witching hour…

The fright-filled evening culminates with the traditional midnight showing of the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This enduring film featuring infamous characters like Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia, has developed a devoted following over the decades. Costumes are welcomed and props, from an approved list, may also be brought into the theater. This film is also R-rated.


Come celebrate Halloween at the F.M. Kirby Center in Downtown Wilkes-Barre

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Wear your costume, bring some props, do the “Time Warp” and embrace the spooky spirit of the season.

And who knows, in an old theater with 80 years of history, you just might see something you wish you hadn’t.

Don’t forget to make your night complete with drinks and a lovely dinner at one of Wilkes-Barre’s fine restaurants. Whether you’re looking for upscale Thai or pizza and beer, you’ll find just what you’re looking for within walking distance of the theater.

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