Theaters are going to get a bit haunted for one night next month as Tobe Hooper’s 1982 scare-classic Poltergeist gets a special screening at close to 300 screens around the country on October 4.
The film, which stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as suburbanites who find their home under attack from the spirit realm after their daughter (Heather O’Rourke) is sucked into their television, has been digitally restored for
The film is being distributed in digital form, having been restored for a new DVD release hitting shelves on October 9.
You can find a complete list of the theaters screening the movie here.
You can pre-order the Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD here.
It’s hard for me to believe that it has been 25 years since I sat in the Colonial Park Trans-Lux Theatre outside of Harrisburg, PA with my friend Adam and had the wits scared out of me by the film. The theater had already been twinned from its original one Cinerama screen glory, but was just five years away from being demolished and having a department store built on the spot.
Makes me wonder if that department store has ever been haunted by the ghost of a former movie theater.