Well, things don't look much better for most Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans at this time. Despite one bright spot, the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, BC, having reopened, most other theaters that show classic genre films remain shuttered, and it appears most Halloween attractions are announcing their decision to cancel for 2020.
What do you mean, no haunted houses?
That's just not right!
Still, you can catch some great new films, as many theaters are opting to release movies online. If you can support such showings, please do so, as the theaters get a cut of your purchase. And it might help keep them able to open after the current pandemic is over.
I really don't have much else to say in this edition of the Weekly Update, except to stay safe, keep social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands, and let's all do our best to make Halloween Happen!
From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!!
The Hollywood Theatre website.
The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) is still closed due to the pandemic, but you can stream movies to you home and help support the theater. Through August 20, you can screen writer/director Emily Harris' 2019 version of Sheridan Le Fanu's classic Carmilla in the comfort of your home. The film focuses on fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae), isolated from the outside world in her father's vast country estate, and by her strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), until a late night carriage crash brings Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) into her world. For more details and to purchase "admission" to the streaming service, visit The Grand Illusion Cinema website and scroll down.
Rose City Comic Con 2020 has been cancelled. The event return to Portland on September 10 in 2021. If you have tickets, visit the official website for information on refunds or transferring your ticket to next year's event.
Crypticon Seattle Facebook Page, or the official website.
Vampire's Masquerade Ball PDX Facebook Page.