Six Must-See Halloween Movie Nights In Philly

Boo! Catch a spooky movie this Halloween season in Philadelphia...

The fright-filled month of October practically requires the ritual of getting spooked by Halloween movies and horror flicks.

Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to watch classic Halloween movies (think Hocus Pocus and Halloween) in Philly this month. Parks, attractions and public spaces are hosting free movie nights — both outdoor and indoor — throughout the month.

Movies fill the silver screen at places like the Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties, the Woodlands in West Philly, Venice Island in Manayunk and more — so, truly all over Philadelphia!

Grab your friends (along with some blankets) and head out to an All Hallows’ Eve flick this season.

Our top picks for Halloween movie nights in Philly, below.

Halloween Movie Series at the Schmidt's Commons

Movie Night At Schmidt's CommonsPhoto courtesy Schmidt's Commons

For free Halloween movies galore, head to the Schmidt’s Commons throughout the month of October. Through Halloween night, enjoy screenings of spooky films on the big screen at the Piazza. Movies include The Cabin the Woods (October 13), The Conjuring (October 24), Hocus Pocus (October 27) and a double feature of Halloween and Poltergeist on Halloween night. Click here for the full rundown of featured films.

Halloween Movie Series at the Schmidt's Commons

When:Select Dates Through October 31
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:Free

www.theschmidtscommons.com

Hocus Pocus and Halloween Double Feature at Venice Island Performing Arts Center

Boo! Embrace Halloween scares at Venice Island’s double-feature movie night on Friday, October 14. First, the Manayunk performing arts venue hosts a screening of Hocus Pocus at 6:30 p.m., which will then be followed by a screening of Halloween at 8:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus and Halloween Double Feature at Venice Island Performing Arts Center

When:Friday, October 14; Hocus Pocus, 6:30 p.m., Halloween, 8:30 p.m.
Where:Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock Street
Cost:Free

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HollyWoodlands Presents: Ghostbusters and Poltergeist Double Feature

Halloween spirit? Double check! This Saturday, the Woodlands Cemetery hosts a Halloween movie double featureGhostbusters and Poltergeist. Movie fans are invited to bring ingredients for s’mores for the roasting pits. Admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children.

HollyWoodlands Presents: Ghostbusters and Poltergeist Double Feature

When:Saturday, October 15, 6:30-10 p.m.
Where:The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue
Cost:$10 for adults; $2 for children under 12

www.woodlandsphila.org

Free Screening of Hotel Transylvania 2 at XFINITY Live!

Inside of XFINITY Live!, Halloween vibes flow as the South Philly entertainment complex hosts a free screening of Hotel Transylvania 2. Starting at 5 p.m., children can enjoy crafts and games until showtime at 6 p.m.

Free Screening of Hotel Transylvania 2 at XFINITY Live!

When:Tuesday, October 18, 5 p.m.
Where:XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue
Cost:Free

www.xfinitylive.com

Movie Monday at the Trocadero: The Thing

The Trocadero adds some Halloween thrills to its Movie Monday series. On Octoebr 24, head to the Chinatown venue for a screening of The Thing. Admission, $3 goes toward your first drink or snack — beer, cocktails, citywide specials, popcorn, pretzels and more are available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films start at 8 p.m.

Movie Monday at the Trocadero: The Thing

When:Monday, October 24; Doors, 6:30 p.m., Film, 8 p.m.
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street
Cost:$3 admission

www.thetroc.com

Halloween Movie Night at Headhouse Square Shambles

South Street HeadhousePhoto courtesy South Street Headhouse District

After its Fall PumpkinFest, the South Street Headhouse District continues the Halloween spirit with back-to-back movie screenings. At 6:30 pm., catch a free screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and mini-pumpkins galore for the first 100 guests followed by a screening of Beetlejuice. At 9 p.m., watch a free screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show under the Headhouse Shambles.

Halloween Movie Night at Headhouse Square Shambles

When:Saturday, October 29; It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 6 p.m., Rocky Horror Picture Show, 8 p.m.
Where:2nd and Lombard streets
Cost:Free

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For more on Halloween in Philadelphia, check out a full guide on visitphilly.com.

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