October 2021

An annual Late Night at the Logan Series
Tues-Thurs night screenings | Fri-Mon night screenings 
Tickets are $12 unless noted



Scary season returns in full blast this October with The Logan Theatre's annual Horror Movie Madness festivities! This month-long series features a set of classic horror films, a one-night screening of Nosferatu with live accompaniment, and our annual costume party. Burnt City Brewing is featured at the bar all month, and we'll be heading to Summer Camp at The Logan with Bucket o' Blood Books & Records on the 15th. We'll close out the month with extended run of The Shining and four nights of John Carpenter's Halloween.


Showtimes range from 10:30 pm to 11 pm, with earlier screenings in the week leading up to the holiday. Costumes are welcome during designated festivities, especially on October 22nd before the opening of Beetlejuice, at our annual Halloween Party.

Join us early and hang out at our bar or in the Lounge. Partake in a cryptic cocktail from our drink menu or enjoy any of your favorites from our fully stocked bar.


Psycho (1960)  Oct 1-4 at 10:30 PM

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch 
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Country: United States
Rated: R



The Fog (1980)  Oct 1-4 at 11 PM

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
Country: United States
Rated: R



Rosemary's Baby (1968)  Oct 5-7 at 10:30 PM

A young couple moves into an apartment with peculiar neighbors. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her child takes over.

Film Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon 
Country: United States
Rated: R




Hausu (1977)  Oct 5-7 at 11 PM

A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Writers: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi 
Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba
Country: Japan
Rated: R




Nosferatu (1922)  Friday, October 8 at 9 PM - $15
with live score accompaniment

Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Writers: Henrik Galeen, Bram Stoker 
Cast: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim
Country: Germany
Rated: NR




The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)  Oct 8-11 at 10:40 PM

Two siblings and some friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Film Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Country: United States
Rated: R



A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)  Oct 8-11 at 11 PM

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies and Nancy and her boyfriend Glen, must devise a plan to lure a monster out of the realm of nightmares into the real world.

Director: Wes Craven
Writers: Wes Craven
Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund 

Country: United States
Rated: R




Poltergeist (1982)  Oct 12-14 at 10:30 PM

When Steve Freeling realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, he calls in a team of parapsychologists to help before it's too late.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais 
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
Country: United States
Rated: PG




Friday the 13th (1980)  Oct 12-14 at 11 PM

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham
Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Country: United States
Rated: R



The Thing (1982)  Oct 15-18 at 10:30 PM

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Country: United States
Rated: R



The Burning (1981)  Oct 15-18 at 11 PM

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate NY camp bent on killing the kids responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam
Writer:  Bob Weinstein, Peter Lawrence
Cast: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer
Country: United States
Rated: R




The Exorcist (1973, Director's Cut) Oct 19-21 at 10:30 PM

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Peter Blatty 
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
Country: United States
Rated: R




An American Werewolf in London (1981)  Oct 19-21 at 11 PM

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Writer / Director: John Landis
Cast: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Rated: R




Beetlejuice (1988)  Oct 22-25 at 10:30 PM

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Film Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson 
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Country: United States
Rated: PG




Carrie (1976)  Oct 22-25 at 11 PM

Shy, friendless Carrie who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Country: United States
Rated: R




The Shining (1980)  Oct 26 - Nov 1 at 8 PM + 10:30 PM

A family heads to an isolated hotel where an evil spirit influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Film Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd 
Country: United States
Rated: R




House of Wax (1980)  Oct 26-28 at 11 PM

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Film Director: André De Toth
Writers: Crane Wilbur (screenplay), Charles Belden (story)
Cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk
Country: United States
Rated: NR




Free Family Matinee!  Oct 30 at 11:30 AM

Double Animated Feature:
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Casper's Halloween Special (1979)

Tickets available in-house-only, beginning at noon on Friday (10/29)
Doors: 11 am
Show: 11:30 am
Intermission + Prize Raffles




Halloween (1978)  Oct 29 - Nov 1 at 8:30 PM + 11 PM

On Halloween a 6-yo Michael Myers brutally murdered his sister and returns years later his quiet hometown, looking for his next victims (1978). Jaime Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode, coming to her final confrontation with Myers (2018).

Film Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis
Country: United States
Rated: R






Events Overview:

Every Monday, 8:30 PM Open Mic Comedy (Sign-up at 8 pm)
Every Tuesday, 8 PM Movie Trivia Night with your hosts, Juli & Jamie!
Friday, October 8, 9 PM Nosferatu A Symphony of Horrors with Live Musical Accompaniment
Friday, October 15, 8:30 PM – Bucket of Blood Summer Camp at The Logan
Date TBA Free Family Halloween Matinee
Friday, October 22, 8:30 PM – The Logan's Annual Halloween Costume Party






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