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Shocktober all month, and other special screenings Oct. 7-13

The Screenland Crossroads and Armour theaters present Shocktober, scary movies every night all month. Coming on the 13th (natch): “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives.”
The Screenland Crossroads and Armour theaters present Shocktober, scary movies every night all month. Coming on the 13th (natch): “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives.”

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Original 1931 Bela Lugosi version. Noon Oct. 7, KC Waldo Library.

“Hocus Pocus”

Witches return to Salem, Mass., but they’re funny this time. Dusk Oct. 7, Zona Rosa Town Square.

First Friday Film Festival

Short films. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Musical Theater Heritage.


Underground creatures terrorize town. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, KC Central Library.


Animated adventure in Spanish. 2 p.m. Oct. 8, KCK South Library.

“Eye in the Sky”

Complications arise from drone warfare. 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Nelson-Atkins Museum.

“David Copperfield”

Charles Dickens classic from 1935. 2 p.m. Oct. 9, North Independence Library.

“Adventures in Babysitting”

Babysitter takes three kids with her to help friend in trouble. 6 p.m. Oct. 10, KCK Main Library.

“Best of Enemies”

Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley square off. 7 p.m. Oct. 10, UMKC Theatre.

“The Black Belt”

Documentary on Alabama’s barriers to voting. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, National Archives.

“The Lost Boys”

New kids in town deal with vampires. 6 p.m. Oct. 12, KCK Main Library.

“The Legend of Tarzan”

And now you know the rest of the story. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, KCK West Wyandotte Library.

Special Screenings

“Apparition Hill”

Documentary about people making a pilgrimage to a village nestled along the Croatian-Bosnia-Herzegovina borders. Opens today at Town Center.


Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” makes the case for the existence of God. Opens today at Barrywoods.


Army vet stands against abortion clinic across from his building. Opens today at Lee’s Summit.


“M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” at Merriam and Studio 28. “Abhinetri,” “Eedu Gold Yehe,” “Oppam,” “Premam,” “Remo” at Merriam. “Pink,” “Mirzya” at Studio 28.

“No Manches Frida”

Ex-con becomes substitute teacher to hunt for money under a school. At Merriam.


“The Greasy Strangler,” Oct. 7-13, Screenland Crossroads; “Phantasm,” 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Screenland Armour; “Haxan” (free), 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Screenland Crossroads; “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Screenland Crossroads.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Let’s do the Time Warp again. 10 p.m. Oct. 7-8, Town Center.

“La Novia (The Bride)”

Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City. 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Rio.

Alamo Drafthouse

“Ghoulies,” 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8; “Shaun of the Dead,” 7 p.m. Oct. 9; “Election,” 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

“American Graffiti”

George Lucas directed this 1970s look at the 1960s. 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Merriam.


“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 2 p.m. Oct. 9; “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” 7 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

“Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”

Animated flick features stars from the 1960s. 2, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 10, multiple theaters.


Get ready to be scared. 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13, B&B theaters.

Harry Potter marathon

All eight Harry Potter films will be shown in a one-week engagement starting Oct. 13 at Imax theaters at AMC Barrywoods, Independence and Legends. The first night: “Sorcerer’s Stone” at 6:30 p.m., followed by “Deathly Hallows — Part 2” at 10 p.m.

Dan Kelly,