October 2023

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



Scary season is upon us 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 Dr. Caligari with live accompaniment, The Logan's annual costume party, and a free family matinee double feature. Pipeworks Brewing Co. is featured at the bar all month, and we're throwing a gruesome birthday party in the lounge with Bucket o' Blood Books & Records on the 20th, before a screening of Happy Birthday to Me. We'll close out the month with a run of Beetlejuice and 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 27th 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.


Practical Magic (1998)  Sept 29 - Oct 2 at 10:30 PM

Two witch sisters, raised by eccentric aunts, face small town closed-mindedness and a curse that prevents them from finding love.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Writers: Alice Hoffman, Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

Runtime: 1hr 44min
Rated: PG



The Dark Crystal (1982)  Sept 29 - Oct 2 at 11 PM

On a planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find a shard of a magical crystal to restore order to his world.

Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Writers: David Odell, Jim Henson
Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen
Runtime: 1hr 33min
Rated: PG



Scanners (1981)  Oct 3-5 at 10:30 PM

A scientist trains a man with an advanced telepathic ability to stop a dangerous Scanner from waging war against non scanners.

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Cast: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan
Runtime: 1hr 43min
Rated: R



The Lure (2015)  Oct 3-5 at 11 PM

Two mermaids adopted into a cabaret: one seeks love w/ humans, and the other hungers to dine on the population of Warsaw.

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
Writers: Robert Bolesto
Cast: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olsxanska, Kinga Preis
Runtime: 1hr 32min
Rated: NR



Psycho (1960)  Oct 6-9 at 10:30 PM

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40k, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a man under the thumb of his mother.

Film Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch 
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Runtime: 1hr 49min
Rated: R




The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)  Oct 6-9 at 11 PM

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

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger

Runtime: 1hr 23min
Rated: R




What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)  Oct 10-12 at 10:30 PM

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller
Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Runtime: 2hr 14min
Rated: NR




A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)  Oct 10-12 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
Writer: Wes Craven
Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
Runtime: 1hr 31min
Rated: R




Addams Family Values (1993)  Oct 13-16 at 10:30 PM

The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci
Runtime: 1hr 34min
Rated: PG-13




Friday the 13th (1980)  Oct 13-16 at 11 PM

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham
Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Runtime: 1hr 35min
Rated: R




Rosemary's Baby (1987)  Oct 17-19 at 10:30 PM

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

Director: Roman Polanski
Writers:  Ira Levin, Roman Polanski
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
Runtime: 2hr 17min
Rated: R



Carrie (1976)  Oct 17-19 at 11 PM

Shy, friendless Carrie who is sheltered by a domineering mother, unleashes telekinetic powers at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Runtime: 1hr 38min
Rated: R



Happy Birthday to Me (1981) Oct 20-23 at 10:30 PM
+ Pre-Show Party w/ Bucket o' Blood Books & Records on Fri, Oct 20 at 8 pm. 

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Writers: John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond
Director: J. Lee Thompson

Cast: Melissa Sue Anderson,Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane
Runtime: 1hr 50min  |  Rated: R



The Exorcist (1973, Director's Cut)  Oct 20-23 at 11 PM

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

Film Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Peter Blatty 
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
Runtime: 2hr 2min
Rated: R



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)  October 24 + 25 at 10 PM - $14
with live score accompaniment

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene
Writers: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Runtime: 1hr 7min  |  Rated: NR




The Shining (1980)  Oct 24-26 at 11 PM and Oct 31 at 10:30 PM

A family heads to an isolated hotel where an evil spirit turns the father violent, while his psychic son can see horrific forebodings.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd 
Runtime: 2hr 26min
Rated: R



Beetlejuice (1988)  Oct 27-30 at 8 10:30 PM

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by a family that has moved into their home and the spirit they hired to drive them out.

Film Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson 
Cast: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder
Runtime: 1hr 32min
Rated: PG




Halloween (1978)  Oct 27-31 at 11 PM

Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a hospital and returns to Haddonfield, IL to kill again.

Film Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis
Runtime: 1hr 31min
Rated: R



Free Family Matinee!  Sunday, Oct 29 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 Saturday (10/28)
Doors: 11 am
Show: 11:30 am
Intermission + Prize Raffles



The Thing (1980)  Nov 1-4 at 11 PM

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

Film Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Runtime: 1hr 49min
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 20, 8 PM – Bucket of Blood gruesome birthday pre-party before HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25, 10 PM The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Organist Jay Warren
Sunday, October 29, 11:30 AM Free Family Halloween Matinee
Friday, October 27, 8:30 PM – The Logan's Annual Halloween Costume Party






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