The State Theatre at 1307 J St., Modesto, will serve up some classic Halloween horror films over the next several days.
For online ticket sales go to www.thestate.org. To purchase your tickets by phone call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
‘Night of The Living Dead’ is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Rated R, the 1968 film runs an hour and 30 minutes.
George A. Romero, a horror visionary who created the modern zombie genre with his cult classic Night of The Living Dead – a film made for $100,000 – influenced generations of horror enthusiasts. The film features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent. With Romero’s recent passing (1940-2017), The State is acknowledging his brilliant craft and reinvention of the perennially popular undead genre with a remastered screening of his most well-known film in which haunted souls who cannot die hunt the living. This night of “total terror” may be your one and only chance to see Romero’s cult favorite on a big screen.
The Michael Myers saga that began in ‘Halloween’ comes to the State on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
The 1978 movie, rated R, runs one hour and 31 minutes.
John Carpenter’s classic Halloween returns to theaters worldwide this October for the ultimate Halloween cinema experience. See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. Plus, catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. Introducing the film, this special bonus explores the history of the film and the indelible influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time. There’s no better way to experience the movie that brought Michael Myers into nightmares everywhere and launched the career of the original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis, than in cinemas, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer.
If still available, tickets for each movie may also be purchased the night of the event up to the start of the presentation.