The Historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave NW) celebrates Halloween night—Thursday, Oct. 31, of course—with a haunted tour and a hilarious movie. First up is the annual ghost tour of the KiMo. It’s long been rumored that the 92-year-old theater is inhabited by the ghost of a little boy named Bobby Darnell, who died in 1951 during a screening of an Abbot and Costello film. The tour runs from 5 to 6pm. Admission is $5. Tickets can (and should) be purchased in advance at kimotickets.com. After that, starting at 7:30pm, the theater will attempt to lure Bobby’s ghost out into the open to watch the 1948 Universal film Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. (Relax, Bobby. It’s not that scary.) In the film, the classic comedy duo cross paths with Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein’s Monster (Glenn Strange) and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.). Tickets for the film are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (601 Eubank Blvd. SE) puts its own special stamp on Halloween by offering up its favorite movie monster, Japan’s nuclear-powered lizard king Godzilla! NMNS&H screens the 1992 daikaiju (giant monster, for those of you who don’t speak Japanese movie lingo) flick Godzilla andMothra: The Battle for Earth on Friday, Nov. 1. There will be taiko drumming, food trucks and beer from Bosque Brewing. The event takes place outside under the wings of the historic airplanes in Heritage Park. Doors open at 5pm. Nathan Kosub, UNM adjunct lecturer in Film and Digital Arts, will speak on the history of Godzilla before the film at 5:30pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance by going to nuclearmuseum.org
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience presents “Dinner and a Movie” at O’Neill’s Pub (4310 Central Ave. SE). In honor of Halloween/Day of the Dead, they’ll be screening Stanley Kubrick’s chilling 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. Admission is free. Happy Hour drink pricing and the full O’Neil’s menu are available during the show, which starts at 7pm, this Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Central and Unser Library (8081 Central Ave. NW) offers up the recent thriller The Intruder in a free public screening this Sunday, Nov. 3 starting at 1:30pm. Michael Ealy and Meagan Good star in the 2019 film as a young married couple who buy their dream home, only to learn that the man who sold it to them (Dennis Quaid in a rare, creepy turn) refuses to let go of the property. The film is rated PG-13.