Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in hosts month-long run of Halloween-themed movies

The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in is celebrating the “thrills and chills” of the Halloween season with a haunted drive-in through the month of October.

According to a recent press release, the drive-in will feature onsite photo opportunities and an enhanced movie-viewing features including sound effects, creepy lighting and more.

This month’s lineup includes spooky 80s classics and family-friendly films including “Hocus Pocus,” “Silence of The Lambs,” “Beetlejuice” and more.

Movie tickets range from $5-$35 and are available at The movie schedule is subject to change.

October film schedule:
October 4 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: The 35th Anniversary of “Poltergeist”
October 5 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Silence of the Lambs” (includes pre-show tribute to Jonathan Demme)
October 6 Blue Starlite Double Feature: “Wonder Woman” and “Man of Steel”
October 7 Blue Starlite Double Feature: “The Addams Family” and “Teen Wolf”
October 11 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”
October 12 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Shaun of the Dead”
October 13 Blue Starlite Double Feature: “Hotel Transylvania” and “Friday the 13th”
October 14 Blue Starlite Double Feature: “Hotel Transylvania” and “Ghostbusters”
October 18 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: The 30th Anniversary of “The Monster Squad”
October 19 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: The 30th Anniversary of “The Thing”
October 20 Blue Starlite Double Feature: “Ghostbusters” and The 30th Anniversary of “The Monster Squad”
October 22 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Hocus Pocus” and “Teen Wolf”
October 24 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: The 25th Anniversary of “Army of Darkness”
October 25 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Hocus Pocus”
October 26 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Hocus Pocus”
October 27 Blue Starlite Presents: “The Shining” and “Halloween”
October 28 Blue Sartlite Presents: “Beetlejuice” and The 30th Anniversary of “The Thing”
October 29 Cinema Saloon Movie Member Nite: “Hocus Pocus” and “Exorcist”
October 30 Blue Starlite presents: “The Shining” and “Halloween”
October 31 Blue Starlite presents: “Beetlejuice” and “Halloween”


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