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There's a family-friendly scary movie drive-in coming to New York

First on the list? Hocus Pocus!

By
Danielle Valente
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Come for the treats and stay for the screams: This week, Adventureland will debut its Nightmare at the Movies drive-in experience. 

For $40 per car, the whole family can cash in on the ghoulishly good fun. The package includes a chicken fingers and fries dinner, a $10 Adventureland Arcade card, movie-style popcorn and a choice of beverages, trivia on select evenings and, of course, some of the our favorite scary movies for kids

The series will kick off on Friday Sept 25 with a classic, Hocus Pocus, beginning at 7pm. Feel free to drive by sooner, as gates open at 5pm and festivities like trivia will begin at 6:30pm. 

Even better news? If you're in search of a spooky date night, leave the kids with a sitter and enjoy the late screening at 10pm (gates open at 8:30pm). First up? Nightmare on Elm Street

The series will continue on Oct 9 with Hotel Transylvania and Friday the 13th, as well as Oct 23 and 30. On Oct 23, you can catch the Addams Family, followed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Check back in for the latest updates regarding the Oct 30 screening! Note that tickets must be purchased in advanced and, like most fall activities this year, new guidelines are in place. Visit Adventureland online for all of your safety questions. 

Naturally, for the drive out to Long Island, we recommend a car karaoke session with the best Halloween songs for kids.  

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