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John Carpenter’s original horror classic ‘Halloween’ screening one night only in Center Valley on Oct. 29

John Carpenter’s original horror classic ‘Halloween’ screening one night only in Center Valley on Oct. 29
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From a press release:

The original horror classic, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), is returning to the big screen for a special one-night event on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, will present this fan favorite in its entirety with an exclusive introduction by Carpenter, providing insights on “Halloween” and how it has forever changed the horror genre in Hollywood.

Tickets for “Halloween” are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network – the closest theater in Northeastern Pennsylvania that will be screening the film is Carmike Cinemas Promenade 16 & IMAX (2805 Center Valley Pkwy., Center Valley).

“We are very excited to work with SpectiCast and Fathom this year to bring John Carpenter’s timeless classic, ‘Halloween,’ back to the big screen,” said Trancus International Films CEO Malek Akkad.

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” premiered on Oct. 25, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. After performing successfully in the Midwest, it then moved on to Chicago and New York. From there, it had a platform release across the country, playing in cities all across the U.S.

Over 35 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times, making it one of the most successful independent movies of all time, just behind “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Blair Witch Project.” The movie is based around the story of Michael Myers who, at age 6, brutally murdered his sister on a cold Halloween night in 1963. After spending 15 years in a mental hospital, he escapes and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois with a plan to kill.

“This movie is well deserving of another play on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “We cannot wait for audiences to experience this twisted tale in theaters for Halloween.”

Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A, and much more. It takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 designated market areas.