John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween is returning for a handful of screenings this October.
The film has been digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer and will feature an introduction from John Carpenter himself.
The film is being distributed for a limited run by Specticast who describe the special event as:
John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween returns to theaters worldwide this October! See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way is 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.
The Bay Area locations and dates are listed below.
RIALTO CINEMAS CERRITO
El Cerrito, California
10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
ALAMEDA THEATRE & CINEPLEX
2317 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
OCTOBER 20 & OCTOBER 21
San Francisco, California
2261 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
THE DEL MAR
Santa Cruz, California
1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you are willing to travel or will be out of the area in October there are dates all throughout the country and world at Specticast.com.
Bradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find him on Twitter at @bradfordhornsby.