Tampa Theatre’s ‘Nightmare on Franklin Street' series kicks off 10th anniversary this month

More than two weeks of special showings, eerie events and Halloween fun starts on Oct. 14.

click to enlarge 'The Shining' screens at Tampa Theatre on Oct. 17, 2022 as part of the 'Nightmare on Franklin Street' series. - c/o Warner Bros.
c/o Warner Bros.
'The Shining' screens at Tampa Theatre on Oct. 17, 2022 as part of the 'Nightmare on Franklin Street' series.
It’s almost time once again. The (probably) haunted Tampa Theatre will soon be hosting the 10-year anniversary of its spookiest special event.

The theater’s annual Halloween series “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” is set to kick off Oct. 14 and run through the end of the month with tons of frights and fun for the whole family.

With new and returning special events, the 18-night series will be filled with horror classics, creepy cult favorites, guest stars, ghost tours and more Halloween happenings.

Guests can look forward to classic film showings of “The Shining” “Friday the 13th,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Dead & Buried” and “Ghostbusters” – to name a few. They’re will be plenty of Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tours, an evening of creepy campfire stories, family-friendly “Mummy & Me” screenings with free entry for kids 12 and under and two screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
New this year, the theater will host interactive murder mystery “SpiritsFest: ‘Opening Night,’” a day of Spanish-language films like “El libro de la vida,” a visit from the supernatural television stars The Ghost Brothers, a Humane Society of Tampa Bay benefit night and more.

A complete schedule and tickets for “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” can be found via tampatheatre.org.
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