‘Rocky Horror’ Halloween Drive-in Show
Head to Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, on Friday, Oct. 30, to experience the live “Rocky Horror” Halloween Drive-in Show.
Sweet Translucent Dreams will present the show, which starts at 6 p.m. Prop bags will be sold for $2 and include rice, newspapers, water pistols and more so audience members can follow along and interact with the show. T-shirts also will be on sale for $10 to $25.
Facial coverings are required.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Trick or Treat on West Scranton’s Main Street
Children can trick or treat at more than 20 businesses during the fourth annual Trick or Treat on West Scranton’s Main Street, set for Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Participating businesses will display a flier in their windows and will be located from the 400 block of South Main Avenue to the 500 block of North Main Avenue as well as at Allen Park at Main Avenue and Price Street. Any businesses who still want to register can download and display the flier; visit the Facebook event page for a link to the PDF.
Children are encouraged to wear costumes and should bring their own bags to collect treats.
For more information, call Shamrock Construction at 570-343-1570 or email email@example.com.
Trick or Treat with Myths & Monsters
Learn about animal myths and legends and grab some treats along the way at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
The aquarium will hold Trick or Treat with Myths & Monsters on Saturday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. Included with venue admission will be several trick-or-treating stations. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and will get to see some animal up close as they learn more about the legends surrounding the creatures.
The aquarium will not offer its usual educational programs on both days but will still hold animals feedings. Guests also can see some animals not usually on exhibit.
The aquarium has set up several safety guidelines because of the pandemic, including offering hand sanitizer and hand washing stations and limiting capacity. Guests must wear face masks and should practice social distancing.
For more information, visit 570-909-9631 or electriccityaquarium.com.
Wine and Witches: ‘Hocus Pocus’
Catch a screening a beloved Halloween movie during Wine & Witches: “Hocus Pocus” on Friday, Oct. 30.
The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center, the Black Box Cafe and Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA, located at 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will show the 1993 movie at this 21-and-older event.
Guests can bring their own “potion” (aka alcohol), and while no other outside food or drink is permitted, the Black Box Cafe will offer a full menu that includes some spooky dishes. Participants will be socially distanced at tables in the theater and must wear masks until seated.
To reserve a spot, call Beth at 570-354-2105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Circle of Screams
Wrap up the Halloween season by visiting Circle of Screams at Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City.
The venue is open Wednesday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission costs $15 and includes three attractions — Demons of the Manor, Clowns of the Cage Maze and Zombies of the Woods — along with a movie on the big screen. Admission for the movie only costs $5 for children 3 to 11 and $8 for ages 12 and older.
The haunted attraction is not recommended for children under 10.
For tickets, visit the box office from 7 to 10:30 p.m. or buy online at circledrive-in.com. Email email@example.com for more information.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast