Halloween doubleheader at Colonial
Belfast — The downtown Colonial Theatre, 163 High St., is planning back-to-back spooky screenings in honor of Halloween Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to “dress creepy” as prizes will be awarded for the best efforts.
The evening begins with 1976’s "The Omen," starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. Diplomat Robert Thorn and his wife, Katherine have a stillborn birth while working in Rome. Soon after, Robert is convinced by the hospital chaplain to secretly adopt an orphan whose mother had died. The Thorns believe things are about to improve when Robert is promoted, but their adoptee is beginning to show some very sinister signs.
The second film is “The Descent” from 2005, directed by Neil Marshall. Six outdoorsy women have congregated in southern Appalachia to boost everyone's spirits after a tragic car accident. The group has decided to go spelunking to investigate a new system of caverns. Just after the entrance tunnel collapses, they are forced to reckon that they are anything but alone. Soon the only question will be: who is getting back out?
Admission is $8, or $13 to see both frightening films. For more information, call 338-5078.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.