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One of the great things about Halloween is that many classic horror flicks come out to play again. Here’s a small sampling.
The Hamburg Palace Theatre (31 Buffalo St., Hamburg) is showing three holiday treats this weekend starting with John Carpenter’s 1978 indie classic “Halloween” at 11:30 tonight; admission is $5. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, there’s a free showing of “Mad Monster Party,” an animated spoof of horror films with the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller. It’s followed at midnight by a Hamburg Palace tradition, a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Halloween party; admission is $10.
The Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster) screens William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in an evening that includes a “Spook Show”; it’s $10.
The Screening Room (3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst) has a packed schedule this week including multiple showings of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” at 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Dario Argento’s “Suspira” is shown at 9:15 p.m. today; the silent masterpiece “Nosferatu” is at 9:15 p.m. Saturday and an Ed Wood double-feature is at 7 p.m. Tuesday with “Bride of the Monster” and the indescribable “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” Finally, George Romero’s original “Night of the Living Dead” caps things off with a Halloween night showing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
– Toni Ruberto