Screening
Poltergeist

Part of See It Big! Ghost Stories
Friday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Tobe Hooper. 1982, 114 mins. 35mm. With JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Beatrice Straight. Melding the immense—and wildly different—talents of Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Steven Spielberg (who co-wrote, produced, and reportedly helped direct), this haunted-house blockbuster is the ultimate suburban nightmare. After cherubic five-year-old Carol Anne Freeling is abducted by malevolent spirits, her parents are determined to bring her back at any cost. A furiously entertaining, emotionally gripping ghost story that has terrorized kids (and their parents) for 30 years, Poltergeist is a major horror spectacle that is equal parts domestic drama, dark comedy, suspense, and gross-out.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

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