Walton Arts Center announces Halloween weekend film screenings, happy hour events

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Do you hear that spooky sound? That’s Halloween sneaking up on you, like Freddy Krueger on one of his victims.

And though festivities will look a little different this year, local venues Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP will still be celebrating the holiday.

Venue officials this week announced plans for several Halloween-related events during the weekend of Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

The fun starts on Friday, Oct. 30 with the final happy hour show of the season at the Walmart AMP. Local band Funk Factory will perform, and there will be a special drink menu including fall-themed margarita, Long Island iced tea and a Jello syringe shot. Costumes are recommended, and those who dress up will be entered for a chance to win a pair of lawn tickets to every show in the 2021 Walmart AMP concert series. Masks and distancing will be required. (Halloween masks don’t count for face masks, FYI). Proceeds from table reservations that event will benefit the Walton Arts Center’s Ghost Light Recovery Fund.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, Walton Arts Center will continue in the spooky spirit of the season with two classic films, Hocus Pocus at 2 pm for $10 and end with The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 pm for $15. Costumes are encouraged for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and you can bring yoru own props, or purchase a bag for $10.

Finally, on Sunday, the Walton Arts Center will screen the animated film, Coco, in association with the Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Heritage Month festivities. The film will be screened at 1 p.m. in English, and at 6 p.m. in Spanish.

Tickets to the above events are on sale now at waltonartscenter.org.

For a complete list of health and safety protocols please for these events, visit amptickets.com or waltonartscenter.org.