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Campfire Horrors

  • Movies, Horror
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Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Park District

Time Out says

The Chicago Park District's beloved summer screening series Movies in the Parks might be over, but you can still catch a few more free flicks at select parks this October thanks to Campfire Horrors, an outdoor horror movie series featuring spooky classics and campfires for roasting marshmallows.

Screenings will be held at 7pm on every Friday of October at Northerly Park, as well as on select Saturdays at Dvorak Park, North Park Village Nature Center and Sherman Park. Unlike its summertime counterpart, Campfire Horrors features a slightly more robust selection of R- and PG-13-rated movies (The Birds, Scream and Little Shop of Horrors) along with family-friendly titles like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Plan to dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to settle in for the movie. Campfires and marshmallow roasting supplies will be on hand if you want to make a snack while you watch, though you'll need to wear a face covering when you're not eating and maintain social distancing. Check out the full Campfire Horrors schedule below, and happy spooky season! 

The Birds (Friday, October 8 at 7pm, Northerly Island)

Hocus Pocus (Saturday, October 9 at 7pm, Dvorak Park)

Scream (Friday, October 15 at 7pm, Northerly Island)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Saturday, October 16 at 7pm, North Park Village Nature Center)

Little Shop of Horrors (Friday, October 22 at 7pm, Northerly Island)

Scoob! (Saturday, October 23 at 7pm, Sherman Park)

Beetlejuice (Friday, October 29 at 7pm, Northerly Island)


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