Kick Off October with a Trio of Family-Friendly Scary Movies at Washington Park

The park's 'Fright Night Weekend' features free outdoor screenings of 'Hocus Pocus,' 'Halloweentown' and 'Beetlejuice' (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice)

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Photo: Benedikt Geyer
Washington Park hosts film screenings Thursday, Friday and Sunday night to start October off with some family-friendly frights.

First up for the park's "Fright Night Weekend" is Hocus Pocus, the Disney favorite featuring the witchy 17th-century Sanderson sisters, who are brought back from the dead after a virgin lights the black flame candle.

On Friday, it’s Halloweentown, a ’90s Disney Channel romp about some siblings and their witch grandmother who have to save the mortal world from supernatural powers and keep the spooky citizens of Halloweentown safe.

On Sunday, it’s Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice), everyone’s favorite crusty poltergeist. Concessions will be open with wine, beer and drink specials.

Films start at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; Friday, Oct. 4; and Sunday, Oct. 6. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine,

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