Halloween (1978): 40th Anniversary Restoration

Oct 31st • (All day) • The Frida Cinema

This Halloween, an annual tradition at The Frida lives on as we present John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic HALLOWEEN on the big screen at The Frida! We’ll be screening Halloween at 5:30pm and 8pm on Halloween night, with screenings the day before as well at 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm, and 10pm!

CineLife, in association with Compass International Pictures, has released a restored and remastered version of this groundbreaking masterpiece of suspense, supervised by the film’s cinematographer Dean Cundey himself! In one of horror cinema’s most iconic opening scenes, six-year-old Michael Myers puts on a mask and inexplicably murders his sister Judith on a cold Halloween night in 1963. He is sentenced and institutionalized under the study of psychiatrist Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance), who ultimately reaches the conclusion that his patient is not just unreachable and untreatable, but literally pure “evil on two legs.” Fifteen years later, while being transferred for a court date, Myers escapes, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois to terrorize the otherwise quiet community on Halloween night. With Dr. Loomis frantically hunting him down, Michael soons set his sights on teenaged Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), setting in motion a thrilling cat-and-mouse climax.

John Carpenter’s Halloween reigned for decades as the most successful independent film of all time, premiering on October 25th, 1978 in Kansas City, where word-of-mouth saw it expend to Chicago, and New York where it became a steady box office sensation. 40 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times over – it is now the third most successful independent film of all time, and one of the most acclaimed films of the horror genre.


Tuesday, October 30 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm, 10pm
Wednesday, October 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

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