I’ve made a habit over the past few years of not going out on Halloween. Call it anti-social, but I’m not necessarily the ‘party goer’ type. I like a good and fun night out, don’t get me wrong. But I’m more so attracted to the idea of a pajama-clad, popcorn-eating, movie-watching kind of night. Let’s just say that the term that’s been thrown around a lot lately – millennial granny – heavily applies to me. Ever since I stopped going trick-or-treating around 7 years ago I’ve done nothing on Halloween night but stay at home, hand out candy to toddlers and watch movies like Hocus Pocus or Practical Magic or Halloweentown (all fantastic films, by the way).
This year I’m going to make an effort to do something different though. It’s time to get out there, step out of my comfort zone and do something as an adult. Maybe not go to a party, that might be a bit too far out of the box. I wouldn’t mind going somewhere that wasn’t my living room couch to watch a few good Halloween flicks though.
Earlier my friend suggested that I check out the Rio Theatre. From the looks of their events calendar, the theatre is going out on an all out Halloween/Horror movie binge in the latter half of October. From Beetlejuice to The Craft to multiple showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, every night looks like an awesome night to go check out a movie. In fact it’s kind of hard not to decide to just go out every night, not just Halloween.