Alamo Drafthouse Launches Trick or Treat Cinema

Family-friendly frights, spooky sweets, and discount tickets with "Nightmare Before Christmas", "Hotel Transylvania 3", "Coco", "Casper", and "The Addams Family"

(October 1, 2020) – As you’ll recall from your early years, the only thing that wasn’t great about Halloween was that it was just the one day…

Imagine if you could have five Halloweens in one month? Well, keep your family’s trusty pumpkin buckets handy, because each weekend in October, Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating Halloween with family-friendly all age frights at wallet-friendly prices – and kids get treats just for attending.

We call it Trick or Treat Cinema, and you’re all invited. Here’s what we’ve got planned.

First of all, it wouldn’t be a proper Trick or Treat Cinema if no one was wearing a costume – this is the perfect opportunity for your kids to show off their outfits in a clean, safe environment. And to top it off, every child who attends gets free treats.

Each Trick or Treat Cinema screening is marked as an All Ages show – whenever you see that badge, it means:

  • Save a little dough – tickets for kids 12 and under are discounted!
  • All ages are allowed, with no restrictions (with parent or guardian supervision, naturally). That means babies, toddlers, and young kids can attend.
  • It stands to reason that babies are going to make noise and cause disruption, so our No Talking policy is loosened for these shows. (Hey, we didn’t say anything about texting – that stays the same. No using your cell phones or iPads or Nintendo Switch during the show, okay?)
  • These aren’t Sensory Friendly screenings – volume and lighting is set at normal theater levels – but we’re looking forward to bringing Sensory Friendly shows back soon.
  • Looking for a way to take your family, group of friends, or podmates out for some fun in your very own personal theater? For a limited time at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations, you can book any Trick or Treat Cinema title as Your Own Private Alamo shows, starting at just $150.

    Want to know what’s playing at Trick or Treat Cinema? Get out those calendars!

    The weekend of October 3rd

    “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
    Dracula, Mavis, and the whole monster family are back (along with celebrated animation director Genndy Tartakovsky and the entire voice cast) for more monster mischief and mystery in “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”.

    The weekend of October 10th

    “Coco”
    A dazzling whirlwind of music and imagination for all ages from Pixar, COCO is a wild and vibrant journey into life beyond death, and the music that drives life.

    “Casper”
    An eerie old mansion miiiight not seem like a fun place to play, but relax – this is Casper the Friendly Ghost.

    The weekend of October 17th

    “Nightmare Before Christmas”
    From the wonderful music by Danny Elfman to the great gothic design from Tim Burton and director Henry Selick, it’s a classic – and this is a rare opportunity to see it back on the big screen.

    The weekend of October 24th

    “The Addams Family (2019)”
    America’s favorite nocturnal neighbors are back with all the wholesomely grotesque flair they’re famous for in this animated update of the classic franchise that finds the freaky family trying to navigate the sunny social world of suburban New Jersey.

    The weekend of October 31st

    “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
    Dracula, Mavis, and the whole monster family are back (along with celebrated animation director Genndy Tartakovsky and the entire voice cast) for more monster mischief and mystery in “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”.

    About Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-three years later, with 41 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including “Star Wars”, “Star Trek” & “Universal Monsters”. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and Alamo On Demand, a new VOD platform boasting a growing and carefully curated library of entertainment for rental or purchase.

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