‘Night of the Living Dead,’ ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ conclude movie series

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts completes its October movie series with a showing of the 1968 George A. Romero classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, October 27 at 10 p.m. Admission to each is $5.

The 1968 low-budget horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” inspired hundreds of filmmakers and is a hallmark of independent movies. When the recently deceased begin rising from the dead, the world is thrown into chaos. A small group of strangers in rural Pennsylvania barricade themselves in a farmhouse against the threat of zombies and their own instincts as they try to live through the night. “Night of the Living Dead” is not rated and is 97 minutes long. It will be shown in its original 1:37 ratio.

It’s the weird and wonderful in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the “Time Warp,” Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. This is an audience participation showing of the 1975 classic. Dress up as your favorite character or come out in a Halloween costume.

Props and more are encouraged! A $5 Fun Pack will be sold that includes many items to be used in the screening including rice, playing cards, glow sticks, mini-gloves and more. Super-soaker style water guns and bags/boxes of rice will not be permitted. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is rated R and is 101 minutes long. Strong language and a lot of shouting will be used by several audience members as is traditional with a Rocky Horror showing.

Due to upcoming construction at The Reg, a second box office location is at 215 Spring St. (between 3rd and 2nd streets). This location is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The regular box office at 116 E. 3rd St. will continue to open to the public one hour prior to events until lobby construction begins.

Upcoming movies and events include: Jake Gyllenhaal in the true story of a Boston Marathon attack survivor in the movie “Stronger” showing Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.; Jeremy Renner (Arrival, The Avengers) and Elizabeth Olsen (Captain America: Civil War) in the Western murder mystery film “Wind River” showing Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m.; a movie event “Sing A Long A Grease,” hosted by Adam Owens on Saturday, November 18 at 7 p.m.; and Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as tennis greats Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes” on Wednesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at our box office locations during the times listed above, over the phone at (716)484-7070 or online at reglenna.com.


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