Halloween 4, 5, and original film returning to theatres and drive-ins worldwide

CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, has announced that they’re teaming up with Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures to bring John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween and the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5 back to theatres and drive-ins. They’ve done it before, they’re doing it again… and this time the re-release is going to be worldwide! More information can be found at THIS LINK, where you can also purchase tickets or even book the event.

The original “Halloween,” which premiered on Oct. 25, 1978, was directed and written by John Carpenter. It follows serial killer Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film begins with six-year-old Michael killing his teenaged sister on Halloween in 1963; he escapes 15 years later from a sanitarium and stalks Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends as they babysit.

The fourth Halloween movie, also known as “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” was released in 1988 and centered on Michael Myers escaping from the sanitarium an attempting to kill Laurie Strode’s daughter, portrayed by Danielle Harris. “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” focused on Myers awakening a year after being left for dead and attempting again to kill his niece, again portrayed by Harris.

Bernadette McCabe, CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, provided the following statement: “We are ecstatic to once again showcase the legendary Halloween franchise in theaters and continue our strong partnership with Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures. Halloween fans nationwide showed their unwavering appreciation for the iconic series over the years and we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to bring back such a well received tradition.

Ryan Freimann, SVP of Trancas and Compass, added: “The overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans old and new every year having the opportunity to see this iconic film on the big screen with an audience, coupled with the upcoming October release of director David Gordon Green’s new sequel, Halloween Ends, makes us even more excited to continue the screenings of this legendary franchise that uplifts the Halloween spirit and brings fans together.

A great as it is that the first Halloween keeps coming back to theatres, I think it’s even cooler that Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 keep going out along with it. I wish I could catch one of these triple features someday, but chances are I’ll be missing out again this year. If you’re in the same boat, the original Halloween can be seen at THIS LINK, Halloween 4 is HERE, and Halloween 5 is HERE.

Will you be watching these Halloween movies on the big screen this year? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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