Flashback Cinema is a program celebrating classic movies on the big screen. Various theatre operators around the country participate in the program, including the Cobb at Lakeside Village. A different classic movie is presented each week, on Sundays and Wednesdays. Films are programmed as a series, six weeks at a time. http://www.flashbackcinema.net/about-us/.
Lakeland’s local and historic Polk Theater also has a variety of scary classic movie showings happening this month!
Halloween (1978) | Oct. 10 | Rated R
Director John Carpenter’s ORIGINAL 1970s’ classic! The night HE (villain Michael Myers) came home, 15 years after committing a grisly murder … and just in time for Halloween. This is the movie that inspired a whole series of horror pictures featuring teenagers in peril, and it remains one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her film debut, plays a babysitter who is stalked by Myers. (“You can’t kill the boogeyman.”)
Rear Window (1954) | October 14 & 17 | Rated PG
One of the best from director Alfred Hitchcock, the “master of suspense.” James Stewart, confined to his New York City apartment with a broken leg, finds that “people watching” from his window helps to pass the time. Things heat up when he and his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) begin to suspect one of his neighbors of murder. Wendell Corey plays Stewart’s police detective friend. (“People do a lot of things in private they couldn’t possibly explain in public.”)
Beetlejuice (1988) | October 21 & 24 | Rated PG
“It’s showtime!” Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice (“the ghost with the most, babe”) in this supernatural comedy from director Tim Burton. Ghosts Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis need help scaring off the Deetzes, a new family that has moved into their house. They reluctantly hire “freelance bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, whose bizarre behavior is more than they bargained for. (“THAT is why I won’t do two shows a night anymore. I won’t.”)
The Shining (1980) October 28 & 31 (Halloween) | Rated R
Celebrate Halloween with Stanley Kubrick’s classic thriller, based on Stephen King’s novel. Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”) is a writer who takes a job as a caretaker of an off-season hotel with a really … bad … past. He and his family are virtually alone in the spooky old building. Or are they? Shelly Duvall, as Nicholson’s distraught wife, discovers her husband is turning into someone she barely recognizes. (“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”)
Hocus Pocus | Saturday, October 20 @ 11:30am
You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! “I put a spell on you. Now you’re mine”
Poltergeist | October 20 @ 7:00PM
Poltergeist centers on the Freeling family, a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. When strange things start happening around the house, and the youngest child starts talking to the “TV People”, her father soon enlists the help of paranormal experts to help but will it be too late?
Aliens | Saturday, October 20 @ 9:30pm
Reprising her role as Officer Ripley, Sigourney Weaver plays the sole survivor of the spaceship Nostromo’s encounter with a deadly extraterrestrial. This time she returns to the very planet where her nightmare originally began with a squad of heavily armed marines, in a search-and-rescue mission for some missing space colonists.
The Birds | Sunday, October 21 @ 2:00pm
A wealthy San Francisco playgirl pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town which slowly takes a turn when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there, in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.“I hardly think a few birds are going to bring about the end of the world.”
Rear Window | Sunday, October 21 @ 5:00pm
Directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is an edge-of-your-seat classic starring two of Hollywood’s most popular stars. When a professional photographer (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard.
The Fly | Sunday, October 21 @ 7:30pm
A scientist develops “teleport” machines, which dissolve atoms in one place to recreate them in another, but when the scientist unwittingly shares the machine with a common housefly, he turns into a hideous hybrid of man and insect. “It’d be funny if life wasn’t so sacred.”
The Cabin In The Woods | Monday, October 29 @ 7:00PM
A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by the all powerful eye in the sky, do they have any chance of escape.
Halloween | Wednesday, October 31 @ 6:00pm
Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. “It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”