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Blumhouse, AMC Theatres Partnering On Halfway To Halloween Film Festival

Halloween is coming early this year, as Blumhouse and AMC Theatres have partnered to launch the Halfway To Halloween Film Festival, which will take place at over 100 AMC theaters in 40 U.S. cities from March 29 to April 2.

Anchored by an April 1st 13th anniversary screening of Insidious, the horror franchise launcher marking the first collaboration between the now-merged Blumhouse and Atomic Monster, the fest kicks off with M. Night Shyamalan’s Split on Friday, March 29, with The Purge to return to screens on the 30th. Other films showcased will include Ouija: Origin of Evil on March 31 and Elisabeth Moss starrer The Invisible Man on April 2.

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Festival attendees will have the chance to win giveaways and get sneak peaks at upcoming titles, as well as a look at exclusive recorded messages from Blumhouse directors and talent. Tickets are on sale now for $8 a pop.

“Blumhouse films terrify and delight horror fans,” observed Elizabeth Frank, EVP Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres. “We are excited to bring these favorites back to the big screen.”

Of the inspiration behind the festival, Blumhouse’s Founder and CEO Jason Blum said, “We wanted to celebrate local communities of horror fans throughout the country with a fun, affordable and slightly evil night at the movies. We’re grateful to our partners at AMC for helping us bring this idea to life.”

Participating cities will include Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, Chattanooga, TN, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Detroit, MI, Harlingen, TX, Hartford, CT, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Kansas City, MO, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, Mobile, AL, New Haven, CT, New Orleans, LA, New York, NY, Norfolk, VA, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, Rockford, IL, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, Tallahassee, FL, Tampa, FL, Tucson, AZ, Tulsa, OK, Washington, D.C., and Wichita, KS.

Currently in theaters with their Lionsgate supernatural horror Imaginary starring DeWanda Wise, Blumhouse will also this year release horror thriller Speak No Evil, starring James McAvoy, on September 13, and Leigh Whannell’s Wolf Man, starring Christopher Abbott, on October 25.

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