Celebrate 35 Years of John Carpenter’s Halloween in Theatres This October

Chris Savage

Halloween 35thFans of John Carpenter’s Halloween, rejoice! We have some excellent news for you guys that I’m sure you will love. First off, just a little reminder that the 35th Anniversary of Halloween hits Blu-ray today via Anchor Bay and I’m sure you guys will be right on that sucker. And now, we have the awesome news that the 35th anniversary of Halloween is hitting theatres beginning this October 24th as well as Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers all in glorious HD!

From the Press Release:

Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the 1978 classic, “John Carpenter’s Halloween,” with a series of HALLOWEEN films on the big screen. The celebration begins in October with the nationwide release of “John Carpenter’s Halloween” and continues through the month with “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” in select theaters. Each of these films will be presented in a striking, new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.

In “John Carpenter’s Halloween,” the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside Smith’s Grove sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (played by Donald Pleasance). On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?

In Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and continued in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Michael has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years earlier. On October 30, 1988, Michael Myers awakens when he is transferred from Richmond Mental Institute back to Smith’s Grove, and when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield, the killing begins again. On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick-or-treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Dr. Loomis rushes to her aid with the help of Sheriff Meeker. Can anything be done to stop Michael this time?

Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: “We’re excited to help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the movie that helped define the horror genre by presenting this series in theaters nationwide.”

For more information and a list of theatres participating, hit up ScreenVision.


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      1. Lynn Ramey September 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

        This is really cool, I remember seeing it when it came out!

      2. Ben Pollicino September 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

        sadly no where near me

      3. Hez Kaminski September 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

        So wish Canada was involved

      4. Bob Howard September 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        awesome october 29th in CT i’m going definitely

      5. Andy Olearczyk September 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        I WANT TO GO !

      6. Jennacide October 5, 2013 at 1:33 am

        No theatres in Canada… bummer :(

      7. pizzainacup October 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        I wish Halloween II or Halloween III could get another theatrical release. Because the original Halloween was already re-released last October. I remember thinking: Why didn’t they just wait until this year to coincide with the 35th Anniversary.