Last few days to snap up Halloween Drive In Movie tickets!
Telford & Wrekin Council’s Halloween Drive In Movie is less than a week away, giving film buffs just enough time to book tickets and get fancy dress outfits ready for the spookiest sing-along in town.
Gates open at 1pm for Walt Disney’s animated musical fantasy comedy Frozen (PG), which starts at 2pm. The sing-along family favourite is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen and tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer and a hapless snowman.
The Halloween spectacular continues at 6pm, with Hotel Transylvania (U) which tells the tale of spooky goings on at Dracula’s resort, where monsters bring their families to holiday far from human civilisation.
Dracula invites his most frightening friends, including Frankenstein's monster, Mummy, a Werewolf family and the Invisible Man, to celebrate the 118 birthday of his daughter Mavis.
When an ordinary 21 year old traveller named Jonathan stumbles across the ghoulish celebrations, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn there is a human in the castle.
Both Frozen and Hotel Transylvania make the perfect Halloween outing for children during half term, with face painting before the movies start and sweet treats from a Victorian style pick n’ mix cart.
The third film is the cult 1975 classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15), which starts at 8.30pm. The comedy horror is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies on the late 1930s.
It now has a huge international cult following, with audiences dressing up in risqué costumes to dance and sing along to the movie’s best loved hits including Time Warp. Fans will also be able to have their faces painted as their favourite characters from the film.
The culmination of a fantastic day’s viewing is one of the all time classic horror films, Wes Craven’s supernatural slasher movie A Nightmare On Elm Street (18) starting at 11pm.
Set in the fictional mid western town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot of the 1984 film revolves around several teenagers who are killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger.
The critically acclaimed film has been hailed for its ability to transgress the boundaries between the imaginary and the real, toying with audience perceptions.
Movie fans will be able to purchase hot food, sweet treats and pop corn at The International Centre and all the restaurants and bars in Southwater will be open for people to visit in between screenings.
Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: “The Drive In Movie extravaganza is set to be a sensational Halloween celebration, with a fantastic variety of films that will appeal to all ages this half term.
“Tickets sold out for the last event in May so don’t leave it till the last minute to get yours for the Halloween line up.”
The drive in movie costs £20 per car per film plus a £2 admin fee per booking. Tickets can be booked online on The Place website or by calling the ticket office on 01952 382382 or by visiting the ticket office at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place in person. Tickets can also be bought at Southwater One.