October is full of family-friendly events, classic and new horror, audience participation events, TV broadcasts on the biggest screen in town, and more. Here is a full list for this exciting month.
Northern Virginia Daily presents a series of films accompanied by guest speakers and optional wine flights. Shows are at 6:30 pm each Sunday in October.
Oct. 2 – An American in Paris, with guest host Charlie Fish from Murphy’s Beverage
Oct. 9 – Letters to Juliet, with guest host Charlie Fish from Murphy’s Beverage
Oct. 16 – Young Frankenstein, with guest hosts Michael and Marie Janow of D’Vine Wines
Oct. 23 – The Cotton Club, with guest host Michael and Marie Janow of D’Vine Wines
Oct. 30 – Psycho, with guest host Charlie Fish from Murphy’s Beverage
Wear your pajamas and spend Saturday morning with a movie with optional all-you-can-eat cereal!
Oct. 8 – Beetlejuice
Oct. 15 – The Goonies
Oct. 22 – The Spiderwick Chronicles
Oct. 29 – Monster House
The Action Pack presents films and collections of videos with live microphones, on-screen lyrics, and props to help you be a part of the action.
Su, Oct. 2 – GREASE. Sing-along with the classic musical. Eveyone gets candy cigarettes, bubbles, balloons and more.
Weds, Oct. 5 – MICHAEL JACKSON. 2 hours of Michael Jackson videos.
Su, Oct. 9 – JOHN LENNON. Everyone gets Lennon-like glasses as we sing-along to 2 hours of John Lennon and Beatles videos on John Lennon’s birthday.
Thursday Midnight Premieres
Oct. 13 - The Thing
Oct. 20 – Paranormal Activity 3
Oct. 27 – In Time
Free tickets to broadcasts of huge games on the biggest screen in town.
Su, Oct. 16 – Washington vs. Philadelphia
M, Oct. 24 – Baltimore vs. Jacksonville
Th, Oct. 27 – UVA vs. Miami
TV at the Alamo
GLEE– 8 pm every Tuesday that new episodes air.
Oct 2 – 8 - An American in Paris
Oct 4 – The Shining featuring a new digital print…with Red Rum specials!
Oct 6 – 8 - Beetlejuice
Sa, Oct 8 – The Evil Dead on a 35mm print!
Oct 13, 20, 27 - Ghostbusters – new digital print!
Oct 13 – 15 - The Goonies
Oct 16 – 24 - Young Frankenstein
Oct 21 & 22 - Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE
Oct 31 – Halloween Night with The Exorcist on a new digital print
Other events and films:
Su, Oct. 1: The Great Zucchini!
Washington, DC’s favorite family entertainer comes to the Alamo! The Great Zucchini has played the White House, 9:30 Club, and DC Improv, and his hilarious magic show is great for kids of all ages.
Sa, Oct 8: Movie premiere: Your Last Six Inches
The locally-made short was filmed in part at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester. Join the cast and crew of the movie for the premiere.
Weds, Oct. 12: Shawn of the Dead Quote-Along
Weds, Oct 19: Girlie Night: Splash
Bring your girlfriends and watch the 1984 Tom Hanks/Daryl Hannah film Splash, complete with a girlie drink menu!
Sa, Oct. 22: The Worst Movie Ever!
Back by popular demand, this film includes Santa, an evil robot, and musical numbers. You need to see it to believe it.
Weds, Oct. 26: Horror Remix: Zombi 2
Free admission! Join puppet MC’s Cheesecake and Thunderclap to make fun of two hours of lousy horror films.
Weds, Oct. 26: RUSH: Time Machine
A new concert-based film featuring the band Rush. This theatrical screening includes content not featured in the TV version.
Th, Oct. 27: Bloodshots
A competition open to local filmmakers. More details coming soon.
Sa, Oct. 29: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sa, Oct 29: Thrill the World and Kernstown Trick-or-Treat
Bring the kids to trick-or-treat around the business in Kernstown Commons. Thrill the World is our annual attempt to help break the world record for most people to simultaneously dance the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video!