The State of Halloween: Featured Film Series | Local News

The State Theater in Elizabethtown is gearing up for spooky season with a series of Halloween movies.

“Halloween is one of our biggest holidays at The State and it’s become a season not just for kids and not just on October 31st,” said Operations Manager Beth Pyles. “And coming to The State is more than just watching a movie – it’s an experience with the big screen, the popcorn, and getting lost in the movie.”

She called it an opportunity to create memories.

The series begins at 7 p.m. on October 15 with the Tim Burton classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Tickets are $3.

The screening will spark the annual debate over whether this movie is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie.

In the film, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, tries to venture into Christmas celebrations and all is not well.

Pyles said the gender debate is good. But, she said, it takes place in Halloween Town.

“I’m on the Halloween team, but either way, it’s a great movie and it has a lot of fans,” she said.

Also on the marquee will be “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” an annual favorite at The State. The film, Pyles said, has become a tradition for some viewers.

“We start getting calls around the beginning of September to verify the date,” she said.

The comedy Don Knotts premieres at 7 p.m. on October 29. Tickets are $3.

“We try to offer a variety of movies that will offer something for everyone,” Pyles said.

On the eve of Halloween, moviegoers will once again be able to step back in time with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

This screening is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.

“We encourage people to dress up and of course bring their prop bag, minus water and rice of course,” she said. “What makes ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ so fun is the audience participation and interaction.”

A special drink offer is also provided during the screening.

“It’s such a fun movie and always a fun night for old people,” she said.

All movies are presented by Metro By T-Mobile.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the box office on the day of the screening.

Pyles said the theater will also release the Christmas movie lineup soon.

For more information, call 270-234-8258.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416 [email protected]

Andrea G. Henderson