The Dietrich Theater is the place to be this Halloween season. They have three festive events planned for the month of October. These spooky events will kick off with Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula,” performed by the Northern Ballet on screen, followed by the hilarious “Shaun of the Dead” and ending with the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
“Dracula,” which can be seen at the Dietrich on Sundays, Oct. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. is a haunting tale of passion and immortality that you won’t want to miss. With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet resurrected Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special screenings in cinemas. Northern Ballet is a dance company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It has a strong repertoire in theatrical dance production and is known for telling stories through dance and reaching wide audiences across the country. The story of “Dracula” is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre. Tickets for this onscreen ballet are $14 for general admission, $12 for members/seniors and $10 for students/children. Please note: “Dracula” contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect patrons who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
If ballet is not your cup of tea, and you are more of blood and laughter kind of person, then “Shaun of the Dead” on Friday, Oct. 23 at 9:30 p.m. is the perfect fit for you. This 2004 hit movie stars Simon Pegg, and is a hilarious take on the terrifying horror favorite zombies. Pegg plays a character name Shaun who decides to go out and try winning his ex-girlfriend back, but his plan gets disrupted by the zombie apocalypse he did not know was occurring. “Shaun of the Dead” will have you laughing till it hurts. Tickets are only $5.
The Halloween fun continues with the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. Starring Tim Curry, “Rocky Horror ” follows newly wed couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) who are looking for shelter after their car breaks down on a wild and rain-swept evening in an isolated area. The young couple takes refuge in Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s mansion, and it soon becomes a night that they will remember for a very long time. Tickets are only $5, and costumes are strongly encouraged. Please do not bring any liquid to be thrown or sprayed, or any lighters.
Reservations for these events are highly suggested, due to limited seating. Reserve your tickets by visiting dietrichtheater.com, by visiting the ticket booth or by calling 570-836-1022, ext. 3. The Dietrich is following CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing. Face masks are required to enter the theater and must be worn at all times when navigating the theater. Once seated in socially distanced seats, mask may be removed to enjoy popcorn and other concession items.
For more information about these events or other Dietrich Theater events, please call 570-836-1022, ext. 3.