3 Halloween cinema parties that you don’t want to miss—including The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

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Birmingham is getting into the Halloween spirit. Photo via The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

Spooky season is here! Time to break out the beware signs, spider webs and scary movies. Too scared to watch them alone? Watch them with the community at these three frightening film festivals in the Greater Birmingham Area. Check it out!

13 Days of Horror Film Festival

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Which showing are you most excited for? Photo via Hoover Library

If you’re anything like me, celebrating Halloween all month long is a MUST. Hoover’s 13 Days of Horror Film Festival is here to put you on the edge of your seat starting today, October 6. The showings include:

  • Showing: Psycho
    • Date: October 6
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: Rosemary’s Baby
    • Date: October 7
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: Dracula
    • Date: October 8
    • Time: 3PM
  • Showing: Night of the Living Dead
    • Date: October 11
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: The Omen
    • Date: October 13
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: The Fly
    • Date: October 15
    • Time: 3PM
  • Showing: Carrie
    • Date: October 18
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: A Nightmare on Elm Street
    • Date: October 19
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: Blair Witch Project
    • Date: October 20
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: The Conjuring
    • Date: October 25
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: Get Out
    • Date: October 26
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: Hereditary
    • Date: October 27
    • Time: 6PM
  • Showing: The Exorcist
    • Date: October 30
    • Time: 6PM

ID is required for entry and attendees must be ages 17 and up.

  • Location: Hoover Public Library
  • Address: 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, AL 35216

The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

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What costume are you planning to wear? Photo via The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

Get your costumes ready for Birmingham’s most extravagant Halloween tradition—the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball. Taking place at its original home, Sloss Furnace, there will be lots of super ghoul events including:

  • Live ghoulish grooves by DJ Tony Rodio
  • Costume contests (cash prizes)
    • Best general costumes
    • Rocky Horror character look-a-like
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring live shadow cast Antici-pation.

Masks are required—you can grab your tickets here.

  • Location: Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark
  • Address: 20 32nd Street North Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Date: Saturday, October 30 6PM
  • Prices: $30 in advance, $35 at door

Movie at the Park: Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo

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Here is something that is kid-friendly. Photo via Pinson Public Library

Looking for something for the kids? Movie at The Park is a great choice. Pinson Public Library partnered with Pinson Parks & Recreation to show “Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo” in the outdoor amphitheater. You can expect skele-FUN things like:

  • Crafts
  • Activities
  • Snacks

Weather can affect the event—check Pinson Public Library’s instagram for updates. Admission is FREE.

  • Location: Pinson Bicentennial Park
  • Address: 4200 Oak Street Pinson, AL 35126
  • Date: Saturday, October 9 at dusk (6:30PM)

Which of these spooky movies will you check out? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know!

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