NEPA Scene Staff

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 4-7 for 40th anniversary

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 4-7 for 40th anniversary
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

From a press release:

As movie theaters begin to let limited audiences back inside, Fathom Events has announced a few special screenings for the rest of 2020, including some just in time for Halloween.

“Friday the 13th,” one of the most popular horror franchises of all time, is celebrating 40 years with the original terrifying film that started it all, restored and remastered on the big screen.

In this still-scary shocker, the new owner and several young counselors gather to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. Years ago, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned and a series of vicious murders occurred thereafter. Despite locals’ warnings that the place has a death curse, the new crew continues on to relaunch the camp. One by one, they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be as they are stalked by a violent killer.

Event attendees will also be treated to a special featurette, “Secrets Galore Behind the Gore.” Revolutionary special effects and makeup artist Tom Savini will look at some of the groundbreaking gory great moments in the original “Friday the 13th,” which was directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller.

The 1980 film will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in select movie theaters through Fathom Events’ Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 and XD (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre), Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg), and AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1879 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg).

Times and dates vary at each theater. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

‘Friday the 13th’ screening schedule

Cinemark 20 and XD: Oct. 4, Oct. 6, and Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 7 at 10 p.m.

R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14: Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD: Oct. 4, Oct. 6, and Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 7 at 10 p.m.

AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11: Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

On June 16, an uncut edition of “Friday the 13th” arrived in a new Blu-ray SteelBook. With the addition of unrated footage and insightful special features, fans can plunge deeper into the film that spawned 11 sequels and the slasher genre’s unstoppable bad guy, Jason Voorhees.

On Oct. 13, Jason is back in a new deluxe set of the entire series. This Blu-ray box set enshrines the most successful horror series in cinema history as the hockey-masked killer slashes his way from Crystal Lake to outer space and back to fight Freddy Krueger. The deluxe collection includes all of the previously released extras, plus all-new bonus materials, including new audio commentaries with cast and crew.

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,091 locations and 1,901 screens in 184 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of First Jason (fronted by singer and actor Ari Lehman, who played the role of young Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th”) performing at the 2019 Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn here and watch their full set below: