October 15, 2020

By: Karisa Simon

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Halloween! There is nothing better than a good old Halloween film or spooky event at the local theatre. Since I love all things film, I decided to share with you some amazing film-inspired events that are taking place in Oakville this month in honor of Halloween.

OFFA: Double Bill Screening

Are you a fan of Oakville’s drive-in movie theatre? Well, you’re in luck! The 5 Drive-In is offering spook-tastic Halloween movies throughout the month of October. They are even hosting the Oakville Festival of Film and Art’s Double Bill Halloween Screening of the Canadian horror films Making Monsters and The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw on October 15, 2020. A Q&A period with the cast and crew of Making Monsters will be held before the screening, as well as a costume contest with prizes being given to the individuals who dress the best. Can’t make it tonight? The 5 Drive-In is showing spooky films all month-long, so be sure to check out their showtimes.

Film.ca’s Halloween Movies Live Trivia Show

Do you think you are the Hallo-queen or king of trivia? If you do, Film.ca’s Halloween Movies Live Trivia Show is perfect for you. Join Film.ca on Saturday October 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. for trivia that will test your knowledge of family-friendly Halloween movies. Not to mention the crowned Hallo-queen or king of trivia will win a prize! Limited spots are available to play but unlimited viewers are welcome to watch the live show on Youtube, Facebook or Twitter.  Visit Film.ca’s website for more information.

Film.ca’s Trunk or Treat & Marketplace

Move over trick-or-treat, there’s a new gig in town – trunk-or-treat. Oakville’s favourite movie theatre, Film.ca, is hosting a Trunk or Treat & Marketplace Halloween event on October 31, 2020. The event will include festively-decorated car trunks for children to trick-or-treat at, a trackless train for kids to ride on (disinfected after each ride) and free goodies and Halloween activities supplied by local businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted trick-or-treating plans for many families this year, so this event is a way for Film.ca to make Halloween still feel special for local children. Purchasing tickets for this event is also a great way to support this town-favourite local business. Public safety measures will be in place for the entirety of this event and those 5 and older are required to wear a mask in order to participate. Tickets cannot be purchased at the event, so buy your tickets today to reserve your spot!

If you are a film lover like me, there are lots of amazing film-based activities and events that are being offered in Oakville at this time of year. There are still many ways that we can have fun celebrating this spooky season while being safe in our community. If you don’t get a chance to get out or login to any of these events, check out my tips for a fall movie night at home.