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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 19

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 19
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From a press release:

Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the three films it will show in its seventh annual Halloween film festival, Splatterday IV, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Tickets, which are $3 and $5 per movie, go on sale this Monday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

This year, the Halloween film series opens with “Goosebumps” (PG). Based on the children’s horror book series by R.L. Stine, a teenager (Dylan Minnette) tries to save his town with the help of R.L. Stine (Jack Black) after monsters, demons, and creatures from “Goosebumps” begin to escape from their books and wreak havoc in the real world. A costume parade will be in the theater at 5 p.m.

Next, the Kirby Center will be showing “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (R). The 1984 Wes Craven slasher film that started a long-running franchise follows four teenagers living on the same street who are invaded and murdered in their dreams by disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Johnny Depp made his film debut in this horror classic.

For the seventh 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 IV are as follows:

  • 5 p.m.: “Goosebumps,” 2015, 103 min., PG – $3
  • 8 p.m.: “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” 1984, 91 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 or call 570-826-1100.