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‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28

‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28
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From a press release:

After taking a break due to the coronavirus pandemic, free Wednesday Movie Matinees returned to the Scranton Public Library this month with “Little Women” and “Jojo Rabbit.”

Reservations and masks are required for these events, and seating is limited and socially distanced. The next matinee will feature the John Waters comedy “Serial Mom” on Oct. 21, which is filled to capacity, but seats are currently open for “Friday the 13th Part III,” coming up just in time for Halloween.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, the library will be hosting a classic anaglyph (red/blue) 3D screening of the 1982 sequel on Wednesday, Oct. 28. 3D glasses will be provided, and admission is free with a library card.

Set directly after the events of “Friday the 13th Part II,” the plot follows a teenage girl (Dana Kimmell) and her friends who go on a trip at a house near Crystal Lake where a wounded Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) has taken refuge until reemerging for another killing spree. The film marks the debut of Voorhees wearing his signature hockey mask, which has become a trademark of both the character and the franchise, as well as an icon in American cinema and the horror genre in general.

Running from 2 p.m.-3:40 p.m. in the Henkelman Room at the Albright Memorial Library (500 Vine St., Scranton), “Friday the 13th Part III” is rated R. Moviegoers can register for the showing at or by calling 570-348-3000.

Other free movie matinees at the library include “Parasite” on Nov. 4, “Runaway” on Nov. 12, and “Last Christmas” on Nov. 18, all starting at 2 p.m. Because Veterans Day falls on a Wednesday this year, “Runaway” will have a special Thursday showing.

Nov. 4 – “Parasite” (2019): Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his family, all unemployed, take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks family as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. In English and Korean with English subtitles. Rated R; 2 hours, 12 minutes.

Nov. 12 – “Runaway” (1984): In the near future, most homes have robots that perform everyday menial duties. Every so often, one malfunctions, and Sgt. Jack Ramsay (Tom Selleck), an expert in rogue machines, must deal with it. When he and his new partner Karen Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) investigate a robot-involved homicide, they discover that, rather than a malfunction, a madman (Gene Simmons of KISS) is programming the robots to kill. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Nov. 18 – “Last Christmas” (2019): Nothing seems to go right for young Kate (Emilia Clarke), a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom (Henry Golding), a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Tom and Kate’s growing attraction turns into the best gift of all. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 43 minutes.