Our favorite Drive-In, The Midway Drive-In in Dixon, IL, announced yesterday that on Saturday, October3rd, they will be screening THREE Universal Classic horror films on their huge 90-foot screen! If you’ve never seen one of these classic titles on a big screen like this, it is not to be missed!
They will be screening: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff returning as the monster looking for a mate, The Wolf Man (1941), with Lon Chaney Jr., and finally Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Now some may say this isn’t really one of the Universal Horrors because of the comedy duo, but you’d be wrong. Not only does this feature Lugosi in really the only other time he played Count Dracula since the original 1931 film, but it also has Lon Chaney Jr. returning as the cursed Larry Talbot, not to mention being a very well made, and creepy film. And is pretty damn funny too.
The night will be hosted by Nick Digilio who will talk before each of the films, which will start around 7pm. For more information, keep checking the Midway’s website or their Facebook page for updates.
And here’s ANOTHER drive-in theatre having some horror film special events! The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Theatre will be having 3 weekends of double feature fright flicks on their twin screens. That’s twice the terror! And this place is actually close enough that I might be able to make it to some of these!!!
The first weekend will be filled with 8 different titles from the Universal Classic era. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see these on the big screen, now is your chance.
On Thursday & Friday, Sept. 24th & 25th, they will be screening The Wolf Man (1944) and The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) on Screen 1, and The Phantom of the Opera (1943) and The Invisible Man (1933) on Screen 2.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26th & 27th, they will be screening Dracula (1931) and The Mummy (1932) on Screen 1 and Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) on Screen 2.
Then for the next two weekends, they will have family friendly titles on Screen 1 and more adult titles on Screen 2.
On October 2nd & 3rd, they will be screening Casper (1995) and The Addams Family (1991) on Screen 1, and Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) on Screen 2.
On October 9th & 10th, they will be screening Corpse Bride and Beetlejuice on Screen 1 and Scream (1996) and The Ring (2002).
They will also be having Truck or Treat, zombies and monsters roaming around, costume contests, and much more. Head over to their website HERE for all the information.