Big Scream Classics at The Michigan Theater and Cinema Detroit

Theaters are back, just in time to raise some Halloween spirit. It’s been a year of lock-downs and social distancing, but thankfully cinema fans can safely venture back to the movies. Our local theaters have been working hard to put into place the best practices for returning to an in-person movie experience. Because theaters are operating at a limited capacity, those who want to go back to the movies should grab their tickets as soon as possible. So without further ado, here’s what’s playing this Halloween.

Remember to follow all safety protocols and rules outlined by each theater. Check out their websites for more details, showing times, and ticket purchases.

The Michigan Theater


October 27 & 31

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece celebrates its 60-year anniversary. Although it spawned squeals, prequels, and a shot-by-shot remake with Vince Vaughn in the title role – nothing comes close to the original. A must-see on the big screen!


October 29

Whimsical, horrifying, and hilarious, Beetlejuice is visually spectacular, and an absolute treat from start to finish. It’s the perfect movie for kids 13 and up!


October 29 & 30

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again. It’s just not Halloween without this John Carpenter’s signature film!


October 30

F.W. Murnau’s landmark German expressionist horror film screened with a live organ accompaniment by Andrew Rogers.

Hocus Pocus  

October 31

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Indulge in some serious 90s nostalgia with this modern Halloween classic.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

November 1

Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, longs to spread the joy of Christmas. Unfortunately, his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Proof that the Halloween spirit can live all through the year.

Virtual Movie Trivia Night

October 22

The Michigan is also hosting a virtual movie trivia night, free to members, and $5 to the public per team. A chance to win two tickets to any of the horror screenings in the Main Theater!

Cinema Detroit

Dementia 13 

October 23, 24, and 25

The 2017 remake of Coppola’s film debut, Dementia 13 follows an old-money family still dealing with the death of its youngest daughter several years later. While honoring the daughter’s death, a long con, an axe-wielding serial killer, and a vengeful ghost all coalesce in the same night to target the family. Everyone in the family has a secret, nobody wants to face what they did, and for someone to survive, the truth needs to come out – sooner than later.

The House on Haunted Hill

Oct 23, 24, and 25

A Vincent Price Classic! A millionaire (Price) offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

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