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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced the three films it will show in its fifth annual Halloween film festival, Splatterday III, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Tickets, which are $3 and $5 per movie, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

This year, the Halloween film series Splatterday III opens with Disney’s “Zombies” (TV-G), a musical Disney Channel Original Movie where students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions, and pep rallies. Zombie football player Zed and human cheerleader Addison must lead their respective groups to coexist with each other. A children’s costume parade will be held in the theater at 5 p.m.

Next, the Kirby Center will be showing “Scream” (R). This 1996 slasher film directed by Wes Craven stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore. “Scream” follows the character of Sidney Prescott (Campbell), a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California who becomes the target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface.

For the fifth year in a row, the Halloween film series closes with a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (R). The cult classic 1975 film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brien, and Barry Bostwick. Come dance the Time Warp with the venue’s approved props: rice (uncooked), toast (unbuttered), hot dogs (uncooked), toilet paper rolls (unused), playing cards, newspapers, small water pistols or spray bottles, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, and party hats. No backpacks or large bags; no buckets, Super Soakers, or large spray bottles; no confetti; no candles or open flames; no outside food and beverages; and no throwing objects at the movie screen.

The films, times, ratings, and prices for Splatterday III are as follows:

  • 5 p.m.: Disney’s “Zombies,” 2018, 94 min., TV-G – $3
  • 8 p.m.: “Scream,” 1996, 111 min., R – $5
  • Midnight: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 1975, 100 min., R – $5

For more information on the film series or any other Kirby Center event, or to learn how you can become a member of the Kirby Center, visit kirbycenter.org or call 570-826-1100.