Spooky Halloween Movie Showings Across North Carolina

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Halloween is still weeks away, yet I’m in full Halloween mode—and I’d guess your children might be too!

Aside from the multitude of wonderful pumpkin patches, hayrides, and fall festivals taking place all over the state, a select few organizations and movie theaters will be screening some spooky (and age-appropriate!) films in the coming two weeks. Best of all, they’re either free or very affordable.

I’ve searched around for the most festive movie screenings across the state but have surely missed some here or there. Know of any great Halloween films being screened in your area? If you don’t see them listed, please comment and let everyone know!

For those families who feel like checking out a scary movie this weekend from the comfort of your own home, take a look at this list of fright-free Halloween movie picks for inspiration!o-cheap-moviesfamilymoviedealsinthetriangle.jpg

Oct. 3-Nov. 7
Coraline, Ghostbusters, and more!
Sanford, NC: Halloween Movies in the Park. Movies will be appropriate for children of all ages. Refreshments will be available for purchase, including cold drinks, chips, candy, popcorn and cotton candy.
Movies start at 7 p.m.
Price: Free!

Oct. 3-Nov. 6
Charlotte, NC: Ayrsley Cinema is hosting a retro-horror series. Not suitable for young children.

  • Oct. 3-9: Psycho
  • Oct. 10-16: Jaws
  • Oct. 17-23: Alien
  • Oct. 24-30: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Oct. 31-Nov 6: The Shining

Movies start at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Price: $5

Oct. 10-23
Gremlins
Raleigh, NC: iMax Theatre at Marbles
Price: $7 and up

Oct. 18
Ramseur, NC: Millstone Creek Orchards presents its Happy Halloween Hayride & Movie Night!
Costume content, treat bags, and movie (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
Price: $7 per person, ages 2 and under are free.

Oct. 18
Burlington, NC: Fall Family Fun Night
Take the family to Lake Cammack for an evening full of carnival games, hot dogs, chips, drinks, hot chocolate, hayrides, and more. Families can also enjoy a movie on the big outdoor screen. Take a blanket and enjoy the popcorn as you and your family watch the movie under the stars.
3pm-9pm
Price: $5 per person, ages 3 and under free

Oct. 24-Nov. 5
E.T.
Raleigh, NC: iMax Theatre at Marbles
Price: $7 and up

Oct. 24
Hocus Pocus: A kids night out event—perfect for little yogis!
Morrisville, NC: Evenings begins with a Kids Yoga Session based on Julia Donaldson’s classic storybook, Room on the Broom. Then the group will enjoy a delicious pizza dinner before settling down for more witchy fun with the 1993 Halloween movie classic Hocus Pocus. Kids can go dressed in their PJs!
Price: $25 for everything. Registration required, and deadline is Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Oct. 25
Greensboro, NC: Greensboro Historical Museum presents Ghoulash! Ghostly walk, stories, and silent films.
2:30-5:30 p.m/
Ghostly Walk from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Ghost stories with Cynthia Brown at 2 p.m., Phantom of the Opera silent film at 2:30 p.m., and The Cat and the Canary silent film at 4:15 p.m.

Oct. 26
Casper
Burlington, NC: Thataways Youth Center
Movie starts at 7 p.m.
Price: Free; small cost for concessions

Oct. 26-30
Cary, NC: KoKa Booth Amphitheatre is hosting REEL-Y SCARY movies to get you and your children in the Halloween spirit!

  • Oct. 26 – Poltergeist
  • Oct. 27 – Zombieland
  • Oct. 28 – Monsters, Inc.
  • Oct. 29 – The Birds
  • Oct. 30 – Bran Stoker’s Dracula

Movies start at 7 p.m.
Price: $3, and children under 12 are admitted free.

Oct. 31
Hotel Transylvania
Winston-Salem, NC: Marketplace Cinemas
Movie starts at 10 a.m.
Take your cameras and get your picture taken with BigFoot! Free admission.

Oct. 31
Hocus Pocus and Psycho
Wilmington, NC: Bellamy Mansion Museum
Hocus Pocus is at 7 p.m., and Psycho is at 9 p.m. Take blankets, chairs, coolers, and Halloween candy. Popcorn, beer, and wine for sale.
Price: $5

Nov. 1
Hocus Pocus
Goldsboro, NC: Paramount Theatre
Movie is at 7 p.m.
Price: $5 per person, and free for kids 12 and under

Andrea Fisher is a Triad-based writer, movie lover, and content specialist for Dish2u. She has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Read more of her work @andreafisher007

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