Halloween on the silver screen

What's happening around the UK this year

by Jennie Kermode

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Halloween is here and that means hordes of horror films at the cinema. There are special events happening all around the UK and we've listed the biggest ones here to help you find something suitably spooky to do on or near the big day. Some films are accompanied by special events and there are child-friendly films as well as ones that will make grown adults one to sleep with the lights on (if they can sleep at all). Check out what's going on near you.



  • 29 Oct - Hocus Pocus at Fratelli Belfast
  • 31 Oct - Halloween at The Perch rooftop bar








  • 29 Oct - The Silence Of The Lambs with a four course meal by Taste Film at the Parlour Kensal
  • 30 Oct - Under The Skin at Regent Street Cinema
  • 30 Oct - Ghostbusters at the Everyman Cinema
  • 31 Oct - The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Mercato Metropolitano
  • 31 Oct - The Shining at the Rivoli Ballroom
  • 31 Oct - Doctor Sleep at Rich Mix in Shoreditch
  • 31 Oct - A Nightmare On Elm Street at Genesis Cinema
  • 31 Oct - Us presented by Bounce Cinema at the Hoxton
  • 31 Oct - Scream at the Everyman Crystal Palace
  • 31 Oct - The Exorcist at the Castle Cinema in Homerton
  • 31 Oct - Beetlejuice plus dinner and after party by Meals on Reels at The Signal in Forest Hill
  • 1 Nov - Little Shop Of Horrors (director's cut) plus after party at the BFI Southbank
  • 2 Nov - Frightfest Halloween: Candy Corn, We Summon The Darkness, Uncanny Annie, Swallow, Trick, Scare Package and The Haunted Swordsman at Cineworld Leicester Square
  • 2 & 3 Nov - The Hunger plus HallowQueen Ball drag show, disco and games at the Fox & Firkin in Lewisham
  • 3 Nov - Hocus Pocus in the secret garden at South Place Hotel





  • 28 Oct - The Shining at City Screen
  • 31 Oct - Doctor Sleep at City Screen

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