Halloween is fast approaching and it’s during this time that one is allowed to enjoy the little things in life; violence, monsters, blood, guts and most of all candy. Whether young or old, Halloween is an occasion where the festivities and spirit (no pun intended) of the occasion never dies. So this year within the last couple days of October, the sly guys at the Fox Theatre at 2236 Queen Street East, are featuring an array of horror/Halloween inspired films to countdown to that spooky night.
Starting Thursday night is an alien double bill starting with Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece Alien at 7pm. Followed by James Cameron’s sequel and equal predecessor Aliens (1986) at 9pm.
On Halloween Eve, the fox is showcasing two of the best films of 2009; and although they seem lack the overall theme of spooks, boos and haunts, they do serve well with the array of classic cinema being showcased at the fox. On Friday night at 7pm Marc Webb’s underdog hit (500) Days of Summer is screening opening for Quentin Tarantino’s newest bloodbath Inglourious Basterds (2009) at 9pm .
On Halloween night, The Fox is going all out with a total of three feature screening, an opera performance and toons for toddlers screening at 10:30am. A special presentation of Shane Acker’s surprise animated hit 9 (2009) at 1pm . At 2:30pm, Opera at the Fox featuring Don Giovanni gets everyone yelling and screaming early in their seats. Followed by what is considered the scariest film of all time, William Friedkin’s 1973 classic The Exorcist at 7pm. To close out your Halloween and still early enough to head over to any other Halloween inspired parties that evening at 9:30pm is a screening of master filmmaker and resident weirdo/genius Stanley Kubrick and his 1980 horror classic The Shining. Because there is nothing more pleasant than having the image of Jack Nicholson chasing you with an axe before you go to bed. Here’s Johnny! Happy Halloween folks and see you at the Fox theatre!
For any other info concerning the Fox, contact the box office at (416) 691-7335 or visit the website at www.foxtheatre.ca.