Halloween listings 2023

Spooky cinema around the UK

by Jennie Kermode

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The spooky season is here again, so we’re looking at the sinister cinema events happening across the UK. From treats you can shre with the kids to hardcore all-nighters, there’s plenty here to provide you with Halloween chills and thrills.






  • 27th - Dundead presents Minore, DCA, 20:30
  • 28th - Dundead presents Hocus Pocus, DCA, 13:15
  • 29th - Dundead presents Peeping Tom, DCA, 18:00
  • 30th - Dundead presents The Exorcist, DCA, 20:30


  • 31st - Assorted horror film soundtracks performed live by a string quartet, in candlelight, Ghillie Dhu
  • Li>1st - Ani/mates spooky short animated films by Animated Women, the Banshee Labyrinth, 19:00



  • 28th - Hocus Pocus drive-in, Kirkstall Abbey, 18:00
  • 29th - The Lost Boys, Cottage Road Cinema, 20:00
  • 29th - Hocus Pocus drive-in, Kirkstall Abbey, 16:45
  • 29th - What The Film Club presents The Howling 2 and The Howling 3, 94 Kirkstall Road, 18:30
  • 30th - Halloween horror film quiz, the Hive, 19:00
  • 31st - The Fall Of The House Of Usher & Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1920), with live organ accompaniment, Howard Assembley Hall, 19:30
  • 2nd - Suspiria, Left Bank Leeds, 19:00


  • 27th - Lavender Film Night presents Coraline, Black Lodge Brewing, 19:00
  • 29th - Hocus Pocus, Chorley Cinema, 19:30
  • 29th - Beetlejuice, St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, 17:30
  • 29th - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Leigh Film Factory, 19:30
  • 30th - Night Of The Living Dead, Penwortham Arts Centre, 19:00
  • 31st - Hoteln Transylvania, Baltic Market, noon
  • 31st - Scary Movie, Baltic Market, 19:00
  • 31st - The Exorcist, St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, 19:00
  • 31st - Hocus Pocus with food and cocktails, Duke Street Market, 20:30
  • 31st - Psycho with live score by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Philharmonic Hall, 19:30
  • 31st - Lavender Film Night presents Scream, Black Lodge Brewing, 19:00


  • 27th & 28th - Halloween Frightfest, Cineworld Leicester Square
  • 27th - Hocus Pocus, Rivoli Ballroom, 19:00
  • 28th - Romford All-Day Film Event – Carrie, Cat’s-Eye, Christine, Village Of The Damned & Terrorvision, Premiere Cinemas
  • 28th - Alien, The Yellow, 19:00
  • 28th - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clapham Grand, 21:00
  • 29th - The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) with live organ accompaniment and choir, St Giles Church, 19:00




  • 27th - Hocus Pocus outdoors, Nottingham Racecourse, 17:00
  • 30th - The Lost Boys outdoors, Wollaton Hall, 18:00
  • 31st - Daughters Of Darkness, Nottingham Contemporary, 18:30
  • 31st - Scream outdoors, Wollaton Hall, 18:00


  • 27th - free Soviet cinema: Mister Designer & Flight To The Monster Country, Chesterfield Library, 18:00
  • 27th - The Conjuring underground, Peak Cavern, 18:00
  • 28th - The Living Dead At Manchest Morgue & Nightmare City, Abbeydale Picture House, 16:00
  • 28th & 29th - Beetlejuice underground, Peak Cavern, various times
  • 31st - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cemetery Road, 20:30

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