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A night full of frights and a mixed bag of movie delights
In the words of the inimitable William Shakespeare -
'Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble'
Halloween is almost upon us! And, what better way to celebrate the warding off of ghosts than by having a double dipping of spooky 80's cult classic movies … two nights in a row!
Twas two nights of Halloween double features
Starry Nights Outdoor Movies are doing their creepy best to put the boo-tiful back into 2020 with some fang-tastic entertainment for movie lovers at the Eumundi Drive-In on the Sunshine Coast. Movie audiences have been regularly stopping in for a spell this year with the superb offerings of cult classics from yesteryear, sourced by Starry Nights Outdoor Movies, in partnership with The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi.
On the Friday and Saturday nights over the Halloween weekend at the end of October, movie devotees are once again being treated to a double whammy of blockbusters at the Eumundi Drive-In. These frankly frightful classics will keep you glued to your seats and totally spellbound and the organisers are deadly serious when they predict that tickets will sell out at a toxic pace.
Call the Ghostbusters, it's the Halloween weekend!
🎃 Friday 30 October Ghostbusters 1 and Ghostbusters 2 (PG) Gates open at 5.00pm, with Ghostbusters 1 screening from 6.30pm-ish Please follow the Ghostbusters link here to book your broom spot, ensuring you don't miss out on 'Saving the World' over the Halloween weekend.
After a team of scientists at a university in New York City lose their cushy positions in Ghostbusters 1, they decide to become ghostbusters to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
In Ghostbusters 2, the team of spirit exterminators is disbanded for demolishing parts of the city during the battle to save New York City. When one of the Ghostbusters learns that the spirits have taken a keen interest in his son, the team launch a rogue ghost-chasing mission, a quest that quickly goes astray, landing the Ghostbusters in court. The ghosts then turn on the judge, who issues an order permitting the Ghostbusters to get back to work.
When there's something ooky or spooky going down, call the Ghostbusters!
Don't be a scaredy cat, book your spooktacular tickets
Saturday 31 October, families are in for another double treat of the 80's Halloween family cult classic screenings of The Goonies AND The Gremlins.
The Goonies is an old-fashioned story about a band of adventurous kids who take on a property developer who plans to destroy their home in the 'Goon Docks', to build a country club. In an attempt to save their homes, the children discover an old pirate map in the attic that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th century pirate.
An old-fashioned tale about a band of adventurous kids
The Gremlins is a comedy horror film that tells the story of a gadget salesman who is in search of a special Christmas gift for his son, which he manages to find in Chinatown. The shopkeeper reluctantly sells the tiny, furry 'mogwai' to the father, but with the gift comes very explicit warnings - to never expose the 'mogwai' to bright light, to not get the mogwai wet and to not feed him after midnight.
As you can imagine, the unthinkable happens and the pet mogwai spawns a whole gang of mischievous, mythical gremlins that are now on a mission to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Great special effects and a gruesome sense of humour make The Gremlins' movie a wild, somewhat dark and scary ride.
Tickets for your ghoulish night of haunting pleasure are still ONLY $30 PER CAR. To guarantee your broom spot for either night of fang-tastic fun, please follow each respective highlighted ticket link.
🎃 Covid-safe restrictions are still in place -
Social distancing measures are in place to protect visitors as well as Eumundi Drive-In employees;
Car numbers are limited, with vehicles spaced at least two metres apart to ensure appropriate physical distancing;
The movie sound is transmitted, via FM to car radios, with speakers at the front of the drive-in. Please note there is NO app!
Entry will only be permitted with an online issued ticket, via the barcode scanner, which means all entries are contactless, with no cash changing hands. Please note no 'walk-ins' will be permitted.
What would you like to see on the big screen? Please let me know, via 'comments' ...
Hand sanitiser stations will be available;
There will be no food for sale on-site (just a candy bar and popcorn). Drive-In guests are encouraged to either bring a 'car picnic' or to pre-order takeaway food from The Imperial Hotel on P: 5442-8811; Sala Thai on P: 5442-8806 or Il Mio Posto on P: 5442-7026 for pick up on the way to the drive-in;
There will be no rubbish bins on site – so please take home what you bring;
Guests are requested to remain in or near their vehicles, unless absolutely necessary;
Bathrooms on site will be monitored to ensure individual use and will be regularly cleaned and sanitised;
Social distancing should be observed at all times.
🎃 The organisers thank guests for their understanding and patience
Two sweet and spooky nights is witched to ya all! Image: OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay License
Twas two nights of Halloween, when black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours when you stop in for a night full of frights and a mixed bag of movie delights. Make sure to pack your picnic cauldron and your witches brew or to pre-order your ghoulish takeaways from a local Eumundi coven before flying off to the Eumundi Showgrounds for a bunch of hocus-pocus cult classics from days of yore.