Cheltenham Playhouse is returning to its arthouse film presentation best this Halloween.

The theatre will be following all government guidelines for social distancing, with a maximum audience of 64 patrons (approximately one-third its usual capacity).

An American Werewolf in London (certificate 18) will be showing on Friday, October 30.

The1981 classic is directed by John Landis, who also directed The Blues Brothers Trading Places Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video.

It tells the tale of two American college students on a walking tour of Britain attacked by a werewolf that the locals won’t admit exists. Jenny Agutter and Rik Mayall can be spotted in the cast and the movie won the first ever Academy Award for Best Makeup.

The original 1982 classic Poltergeist (certificate 15), will be showing on Saturday, October 31.

It tells the story of a Californian family with ghosts who abduct their younger daughter. The Chicago Film Critics Association voted it the 20th-scariest film ever made. It was nominated for three Academy Awards and remains one of the most classic of Hollywood horror films.

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