Halloween Movies Playing at the Franklin Theatre


If you like Halloween movies and prefer to watch them on the big screen, Franklin Theatre has a selection of movies playing now until Halloween. From the scary to the not so scary, they’ve got a selection with multiple dates for each movie. There are a few dates where you can watch more than one movie in a day.

Poltergeist (PG)

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help. Show dates October 16, 7 p, October 21, 1 p, October 28 1 p. Buy tickets online here.

Psycho (R)

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother. Show dates October 17, 7 p, October 21, 4 p, and October 28, 4 p. Buy tickets online here. 

The Shining (R)

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Show dates October 19, 7 p, October 21, 7 p, October 24, 7 p, October 31, 7 p. Buy tickets online here.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. Show dates October 20, 10 a, October 27, 10 a. Buy tickets online here. 

A Very Scary Movie Gang: IT (R)

Are you ready for a movie experience you’ll never forget? Halloween is approaching and the Movie Gang loves to go all out for this holiday! They are excited to present A VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN MOVIE GANG EVENT. Please welcome “IT”. That’s right! The movie with the Clown and the red balloons! Not the old one but the terrifying one that was released in 2017 starring Bill Skarsgard and that hilarious kid from Stranger Things (Finn Wolfhard). We must warn you, there will be clowns in the lobby of the theatre. Everyone that attends this fright fun filled night gets a free trick or treat bag filled with candy. Come dressed in a costume and enter the costume contest held on stage 30 minutes before the film. Win movie themed prizes and a grand prize Amazon gift card. Plus, Franklin’s Twine Graphics will be giving the first 50 people through the door a free “IT” movie inspired T-Shirt. Show date October 28, 8 p. Buy tickets online here.