Halloween Festivities Coming to Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler
Halloween is on the way! As you begin making plans to celebrate through the month of October, Liberty Hall has events planned for you.
Ghostbusters - Oct. 4
Halloween celebrations begin on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. with a cult classic, the 1984 Ghostbusters. In this movie a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, and decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
A Nightmare on Elm Street - Oct. 5
On Friday, Oct. 5 we get spookier with a midnight showing of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams, which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it is too late?
Hocus Pocus - Oct. 6
If you like to celebrate Halloween in a more light hearted way, Hocus Pocus is the movie for you. We encourage you to dress like the Sanderson sisters or any other character and come sing along on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. This movie tells the story of teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) who after moving to Salem, Massachusetts, explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Downtown Tyler Film Festival - Oct. 11-14
From Oct. 11-14, we will be celebrating our eighth annual Downtown Tyler Film Festival. A celebration of storytelling through film, the Downtown Tyler Film Festival has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world; England, Uzbekistan, Iran and more. The festival also seeks to encourage locally made Texas independent films. Each night has a different theme: Thursday – Young Filmmakers, Friday – International films, Saturday – Texas Originals + Wrap up Party, and Sunday – Best of the Fest.
Reel Talk - Oct. 18
On Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. come to our first night of Reel Talk, a new program created by the Tyler Public Library and Liberty Hall, where attendees can watch timeless classics and discover new favorites, then stay afterward to connect with like-minded people by discussing the film. For our first night, we will watch and discuss Alien (1979). This sci-fi mystery takes place in deep space, where the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.
Hotel Transylvania - Oct. 20
Bring the Halloween spirit to the kiddos with a matinee showing of Hotel Transylvania on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. In this animated comedy, Dracula (Adam Sandler), who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez).
Halloween - Oct. 31
To close out the month, on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct 31 at 7 p.m., we will continue our tradition and show the slasher classic Halloween (1978). This film takes place on a cold Halloween night in 1963, when six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.