The horror classic “Halloween” is coming to more than 220 movie theaters around America for one night leading into Halloween weekend, 37 years after the low-budget tale of teenage terror captivated audiences.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday, Sept. 30 for the event, which includes a special introduction of the film by writer and director John Carpenter. Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 — two days before Halloween.
“Halloween” told the story of Michael Myers, a six-year-old who brutally murders his sister on a cold Halloween night in 1963. After 15 years in a mental hospital, he returns to his sleepy hometown of Haddonfield, Ill., with a plan for more bloodshed. Michael (played by Nick Castle and Tony Moran) stalks Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis, in her big screen debut) and her friends as they babysit. Donald Pleasance plays the psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis.
The 1978 film debuted Oct. 25, 1978 in Kansas City and slowly spread to theaters across the U.S. It spawned a total of nine sequels and spinoffs and became a model for future horror films, like “The Blair Witch Project,” that drew big box office on tiny production budgets. “Halloween” earned $47 million on a budget of just $325,000. Based on return on investment, that makes it one of the most successful films in history.
Tickets are available online at and at theater box offices. Locations can be found at the Fathom Events website.
“This movie is well deserving of another play on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “We cannot wait for audiences to experience this twisted tale in theaters for Halloween.”