Halloween Programme for October Drive-in Movies Announced

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, organisers of Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport, are pleased to announce a special Halloween programme for the next four-day outdoor cinema extravaganza, supported by Edinburgh Live, taking place between 29 October and 1 November. Packed-full with scary movies and fright-filled pre-film activities with ghoulish prizes, this special event is the perfect Halloween celebration in a safe, socially-distant environment.

Tickets for the Drive-in Movies – Halloween edition are now on sale at edinburghdrivein.co.uk with another fantastic programme of cinema classics including Ghostbusters, Jaws, The Lost Boys andHalloween alongside family favourites such as E.T., Coco and Jurassic Park.

Following a very successful opening weekend in August which saw over 4,000 people enjoying the event in a safe and family-friendly environment, Drive-in Movies fun continues this October with a scarily fantastic programme of Halloween-themed films and activities.

Edinburgh DJ Stewart Calverto will once again warm-up the crowds as ‘Count Calverto’ with Halloween-themed sing-along car disco and quizzes with spot prizes. There will also be ghoulish prizes for the best Halloween costumes and best Car-ved Pumpkins displayed on dashboards.

Audiences are being asked to vote on social media on their Fright Night Favourite horror film for the late Sunday slot: Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic Psycho (1960), John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror The Thing (1982), William Friedkin’s supernatural The Exorcist (1973) or Wes Craven’s first of the slasher series, Scream (1996). To cast a vote, check out Edinburgh International Film Festival’s poll on Twitter and Facebook.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER

6.30pm GHOSTBUSTERS, 1984 (captioned)

10pm ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 1975 (captioned)

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER

6.30pm THE LOST BOYS, 1987 (captioned)

10pm DONNIE DARKO, 2001

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER

10.30am COCO, 2017 (captioned)

2pm E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, 1982 (captioned)

6pm JAWS, 1975 (captioned)                   

10pm HALLOWEEN, 1978                

SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

10.30am HOCUS POCUS, 1993 (captioned)

2pm LABYRINTH, 1986 (captioned)

5.30pm JURASSIC PARK, 1993 (captioned)

9.30pm public vote film: PSYCHO / THE THING / THE EXORCIST / SCREAM

Tickets are available now at www.edinburghdrivein.co.uk, priced from £27.50 to £35.00 (+ booking fee) per vehicle for up to 5 persons.

This top-notch selection of films will be shown on a state of the art 100sqm LED screen, one of the largest mobile screens in the world with the audio broadcast straight to cars, for audiences to control the soundtrack.

Prior to each film, audiences will be able to sample some of the best fish and chips in the country from seafood specialists Alandas and for those not behind the wheel, Edinburgh-based award-winning brewery Cold Town Beer will be on site to serve beers and cocktails, as well as burgers and nachos.

Jim Welsh

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