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Curran Keeps Drive-in Movies Alive Announcing “Scared in the Park After Dark”

Written by Chris Boyle  |  13. October 2021

The drive-in movie trend is far from dead in Nassau County with a new series of spooky screenings coming to Eisenhower Park.  Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today announced, “Scared in the Park After Dark,” the County’s first Halloween-themed drive-in series, which will feature a stew of horror films beginning on Saturday, October 16, 2021 with two cult classics: Psycho at 6:30pm and Night of the Living Dead at 8:45pm.  The series, curated by the Nassau County Film Commission, will also feature a family friendly weekend with showings of not-so-spooky Halloween flicks as well as a “Trunk or Treat” event. 
 
“With the overwhelming popularity of our summer drive-in movie series, I’m happy to keep this throw-back pastime alive with a new series sure to deliver chills,” said County Executive Laura Curran.  “Whether you’re a horror movie fanatic or a family looking for a safe way to celebrate the Halloween season, you’re in for a treat.  I will continue to support new, exciting entertainment for residents and create opportunities to enjoy our beautiful County parks all year long.”
 
Showings are free to attend and will take place at Eisenhower Park’s pop-up drive-in theater located at parking lot 6A, with space for up to 185 cars. Entry is first come, first serve. Food trucks will be onsite so movie goers can also get their fix of sweets and snacks. The full movie lineup for “Scared in the Park After Dark” is outlined below.
 
 
Additionally, the County will be hosting a free drive-in screening of Beetlejuice on Friday, October 15th at 7:00pm as part of the Gold Coast International Film Festival which features dozens of screenings at parks and theaters across Nassau from October 10-17, 2021.
 
SCARED IN THE PARK AFTER DARK - DRIVE IN MOVIES
 
Saturday, October 16th
Double Feature
Psycho - 6:30pm showtime (rated R)
Night of the Living Dead – 8:45pm showtime (rated R)
 
Friday, October 22nd
Paranormal Activity – 6:30pm showtime (rated R)
 
Saturday, October 23rd
The Craft – 6:30pm showtime (rated R)
 
Family Friendly Weekend
 
Friday, October 29th
Scoob! – 6:30pm showtime (rated PG)
 
Saturday, October 30th
Casper – 6:30pm showtime (rated PG)
 
At 5:00pm, before Casper begins, families will be able to participate in a “Trunk or Treat” event. To participate in “Trunk or Treat,” parents are encouraged to decorate the back of their cars for Halloween and provide candy for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car. Costumes are encouraged!

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