Friday, July 31
What We Do in the Shadows may have ended it's run at Cinema 21, but it continues to delight horror fans at The Academy Theater and The Laurelhurst Theater in Portland, OR! Visit The Academy Theater or The Laurelhurst Theater websites for more details.
When you're facing some nasty ghost, you know who to call. The classic horror comedy, Ghostbusters, comes to The Academy Theater in Portland, OR, through August 6. Keep reading The Shadow Over Portland for more details, or check out The Academy Theater website later in July.
Sunday, August 2
I'm not sure if I'd call Jaws a true horror film, but damn, if it isn't scary as hell. Cartopia (1201 SE Hawthorne Blvd) in Portland, OR, will screen this classic, followed by an episode of Twin Peaks (note: episodes have screening since May, so you might be a bit behind) tonight after the sun is down. Get there early and partake in some of the food served at Cartopia! Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.
Wednesday, August 5
It might seem a bit early for this Christmas horror classic, but watching an outdoor screening of Gremlins isn't going to happen in December. So head over to Pix Patisserie (2225 E. Burnside) in Portland, OR, to try a Gizmo, the featured drink for this evening's event. Children are welcome, though the Pix posts a parental advisory warning (and, come on, Gremlins gets pretty gruesome at times) for their films. Popcorn is free, but a $5 food or drink purchase per person is required. The doors (for the screening, not the rest of the restaurant) open at 8 pm. Visit the Pix Patisserie website for more details.
Friday, August 7
Well, The Olympia Film Society Fright Club keeps bringing the chills to The Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave. SE) in Olympia, WA with a screening of John Carpenter's The Thing. Trust me, Rob Botin's effects are something you don't want to miss on the big screen. Plays at 9 pm, and you can get more information, and find a link for advanced ticket sales, at the link.
Saturday, August 8
1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory certainly has some chilling moments and a much darker tone than the Tim Burton remake. And the chicken bit in the tunnel will freak some youngsters out, just so you know. But it's a great film and you can catch a screening of it for free at Wilkes Park (NE 154th Couch Ct.) in Portland, OR, at dusk.
Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by The Portland School of Rock. The music starts at 6:30 pm and free popcorn will be available during the performance.
This is a family friendly event. Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited, and dogs must be on a leash. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended, as evenings can be chilly. Visit the Movies in the Park 2015 website for more details.
As you know, the most wonderful time of the year is coming up, and i want to get started on my annual October Haunted Event page, so if you know of a haunted attraction, corn maze or anything else spooky in the area, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information and I'll get it on the site!
And remember, if you attend any of the events listed here, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!