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James Island's Terrace Theater kicks off spooky season with Halloween drive-in double headers

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Terrace Theater will host a double-header of Halloween movies every weekend in October. File/Gavin McIntyre/Staff

The first day of fall is upon us, and that means it's official spooky season.

To celebrate, the Terrace Theater on James Island is hosting a double-header of Halloween movies each weekend in October at the outdoor drive-in, located to the left of the theater in the parking lot by the coin laundry.

The Terrace has previously hosted drive-ins in the back parking lot to the right of the theater.  

Those looking to kick off autumn with some festive activities can prepare for a blend of horror movies and kid-friendly classics. The first movie each night starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $35 per car. 

The schedule is as follows: 

  • Oct. 1-3: "The Shining" and "Rosemary's Baby"
  • Oct. 8-10: "Psycho" and "Shaun of the Dead"
  • Oct. 15-17: "Frankenweenie" and "ParaNorman"
  • Oct. 22-24: "The Blair Witch Project" and "Hereditary"
  • Oct. 29-31: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Halloween"

In addition to the Halloween movie double-headers, the Terrace has a few other tricks and treats up its sleeve.

"Halloween Kills," the second film in the "Halloween" series reboot starring Jamie Lee Curtis, will be screened for the movie's opening weekend, along with an in-person introduction and Q&A with Charleston-based producer and filmmaker David Gordon Green. 

The first movie in the reboot trilogy was filmed in Charleston, though the second one relocated to Wilmington, N.C., for tax break incentives that South Carolina didn't offer. 

Benefits from the screening and Q&A go to the American Cancer Society in the name of Anthony Woodle, a former Terrace Theater employee who was a major fan of the "Halloween" franchise. Woodle was the first to see a screening of "Halloween Kills" the fall of last year before he died at age 29 of esophageal cancer. 

Tickets for the screening, which are $15, will be on sale the week of Sept. 27 at terracetheater.com.

In addition to that screening, Terrace Theater will also host two late-night "Rocky Horror Picture Show" screenings on Halloween with "a number of sight and sound upgrades," according to theater owner Paul Brown. A shadow cast will be acting out scenes in front of the screen. 

Tickets are $13 and will be on sale via the website. 

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts & entertainment and food & bev for The Post and Courier. She's a music festival & concert photographer and used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper, among other publications.