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The Cinema of Horrors Drive-in blends great horror movies with immersive entertainment to deliver a contactless Halloween treat for Portland horror fans.

2020 has been a rough year for horror and Halloween fans, as one by one all of our beloved events, conventions, movie theaters and haunts have been canceled. Fortunately, I’ve heard a lot of buzz about many new events being created by true horror fans who refuse to let Halloween be take away from us. These fans have found creative ways to keep the spirit of the season alive in the form of innovative events like Zoom Escape Rooms and contactless haunts.

Sadly, there had not been anything announced for us PNW (Pacific Northwest) horror hounds — until now! I’m super excited to announce a new event that makes my horror heart beat faster, and it’s right here in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area.

The Cinema of Horrors Drive-In is a brand-new, contactless Halloween experience being held at the Clark County Fairgrounds and Event Center, about 25 minutes away from downtown Portland.

The month-long event in October will show classic horror films every night, Thursday through Sunday. In addition, the event will include real actors, in Hollywood quality make-up, lurking outside your car to enhance what’s on the scream… I mean, screen.

Seeing our favorite movie stars on a big screen, backed by the stars in the night sky, is a nostalgic staple of American entertainment. And this movie-going experience like none is other is making a welcome comeback in the days of social distancing. I loved going to the drive-in as a kid. Sitting on a swing in the playground eating popcorn, while watching a movie, is one of my best childhood memories. I mean, a drive-in theater is like, baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie; one of the great, but almost lost, American pastimes.

The drive-in movie theaters that still exist have made a resurgence since the dreaded COVID 19 because they allow us to go in our quarantine groups to see a movie with little or no contact from other people. For this Halloween, Treadway Events is proud to announce Portland, Oregon, as their home base for The Cinema of Horrors Drive-In.

The Cinema of Horrors Drive-in is a live-action horror movie experience, where screams from the screen come to life.

Enjoy the scariest horror blockbusters, complete with monsters lurking outside your car window. This unique drive-in experience lasts approximately two hours (depending on the length of the movie) and features high-quality sound and lighting, in-car audio, monsters all around you, and terrifying twists. The #1 priority is to celebrate Halloween with you safely.

“Our team has been working on a variety of ways to pivot from our normal indoor haunted house events since COVID-19 gathering bans went into effect. We’re excited to be able to bring Halloween and horror fans together to enjoy our favorite horror films and safely celebrate Halloween with scares along the way,” said Brandon Treadway, President and Creative Director at Treadway Events.

The Cinema of Horrors Drive-In will run each weekend in October for a total of fifteen nights. Tickets are now available and range from $49 to $59 per car. There are no age limits, but parents are encouraged to use discretion based on the film rating each night.

Just because I know you are asking, the movies they are showing are as follows:

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Evil Dead
  • IT
  • Friday the 13th
  • Get Out
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Hocus Pocus
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Insidious
  • Annabelle
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Nun
  • Halloween 2007
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Many are already sold out at the time of this writing, so get your tickets now!

Keep your doors locked, and don’t be late – the show is about to begin! For event info, film listings, and tickets, visit the Cinema of Horrors website:

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