‘tis the season for horror! Around this time of year, even the most gore-averse can be persuaded to partake in some spooky viewing. If you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit and want to make a night of it, several cinemas in Toronto are offering classic horror movie screenings. Skip scrolling through Netflix and get your fix at one of these iconic movie events that are sure to leave you satisfied.
Here’s where to watch classic horror movies in Toronto this fall.
It’s ‘Foxtober’ this month at this indie movie theatre in the Beaches, which means all month long there will be special screenings of classic cult films like The Shining, Beetlejuice, Hellraiser, Hausu, and more. If you want to spend Halloween night itself at the movies, the theatre is hosting an October 31st Return of the Living Dead event. The space is also fully licensed.
Address: 2236 Queen St. E
Admission: $11.50 for nonmembers, $8.85 for kids
Throughout October, Kingsway Theatre in Etobicoke is playing classic crowd-pleasers like The Exorcist III, Carrie, and Poltergeist. With an extensive selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, you can expect a dreadfully decadent night out at this heritage theatre.
Address: 3030 Bloor St. W
Admission: Monday to Thursday $15.00 general (14 to 59), $12.00 senior (60+ with valid ID), $10.00 child (13 and under). Friday – Sunday $16.00 general, $13.00 senior, $10.00 child
This art deco-style theatre has roots that stretch back to 1910, but it fairly recently re-opened in 2019. Now, it’s more sophisticated than ever with sleek interiors, a fully licensed bar, and unique programming. Pencil in a night out here and see classic horror films like The Bride of Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker, and more.
Address: 1006 Bloor St. W
Admission: From $16.00
The setting is truly ideal for horror viewing here at the Revue Cinema, which was built around 1911, making it one of Toronto’s oldest standing movie theatres still in use. In October, you can watch Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Final Destination, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut, 13 Ghosts, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, and more.
Address: 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Admission: $14.00 for general admission, $11.00 for loyalty members
Drunk Feminist Films is an event series that pairs film with fun-fuelled feminist commentary. On October 26th, Coyote Ugly gets the DFF treatment at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Theatre. It may not classify as horror, but if you’re up for a wickedly fun throwback movie experience that will have you cackling, join hosts Bernita Rebeiro and drag star Bom Bae for a truly unique film experience.
Address: 506 Bloor St. W
Admission: $25 (Students/Seniors: $20)
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