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Horror films to kick off Arts Center movie series

October 8, 2013

YellowBrix

Oct. 08--MOULTRIE -- For all of those old movie lovers out there, the Colquitt County Arts Center has extended its offerings of activities for the community to include a film series.

"We're trying to show people the cool stuff the arts center can do for them," said Carrie Viohl, arts center board member.

She went on to add that she wanted people in the community to know that that arts center was about so much more than art classes and shows.

"What we're going to do is start a new film series at the arts center. The entire month of October we're going to be having suspense or scary movies," she said.

The first movie to kick-off this new endeavor will be George A. Romero's 1968 film, "Night of the Living Dead," this Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Viohl said they chose this zombie horror classic because of the popularity of AMC's "Walking Dead," which will have its season premier two days later, on Sunday.

"We're tying this all in and we are encouraging 'zombie attire.' It's not required but we're definitely encouraging zombie make-up and dress," she said.

The movie will be shown in Wright Auditorium at the arts center, which, Viohl said, was a historic theatre she would like to highlight to the community.

"We want people to understand that this is a film not a play," she also said.

The movie is unrated but Viohl said she really suggests it for teens and adults only because of its horror content.

"It's gory but a 'tame gory'," she said.

There will be a concession stand selling "classic" movie snacks of popcorn and soda, she said, and admission is $5.

The next movie in the series will be Stanley Donen's 1963 thriller, "Charade," which stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. It will be a matinee show at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, with admission at $2.

On Friday, Oct. 25, F.W. Murnau's 1922 film, "Nosferatu," will be shown starting at 7 p.m., and the admission will be $5.

Viohl said that they would continue the series every other month and the movies will be themed for the time of year. In December, the series will continue with holiday-themed movies.

"We want to invite people to experience different things at the arts center," she said.

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