Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Hi there faithful CinemaSalem patrons! It’s time for my annual plea that you stick with us during the month of October. I know it’s trying at times to navigate the city we all love so much when it becomes so crowed, but yet again, I’m here to petition you to keep your movie going habits steady during the Halloween season. Why should we miss out on your lovely faces, and you on our hot buttered popcorn and awesome selection of films, simply because the tourists have taken over our gentle city?

We have some stuff you probably don’t want to miss this month: We are opening GONE GIRL on Friday, which looks to be yet another home run from David Fincher. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel (with a screenplay penned by Flynn), GONE GIRL promises to be yet another David Fincher-style cinematic powerhouse. You don’t want to miss that, do you?

October 9th at 7PM we’ll be premiering THE MOUTH, shot by and starring our own CS staffer Brian Cowe (one among a team of talented filmmakers). What happens when a group of young filmmakers shooting a horror film find themselves suddenly in horrifying circumstances of their own? Come see THE MOUTH and find out.

Columbus Day, in addition to our regular films, we’ll be showing both MONSTER SQUAD and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971). Tickets for both shows are $6 all day, and from 1-3, we’ll have pumpkins to decorate and enter into our decorating contest (while supplies last), free for everyone who has a ticket to any movie that day.

And the last week of October, from 10/27-10/30, we’ll be putting on CINEMASALEM HORRORFEST 2014. Check out the Facebook page for a lineup and updates.

That’s just a sampling–make sure you check out our films and showtimes page to read about all of our events.

So, here’s how you make the best of October and CinemaSalem in October:

1) Catch new movies on Friday evenings during October. You avoid paying the jacked up parking fees by coming in Friday nights.

2) If you are coming on the weekend, park in the Church Street lot. They will make you give them $20 to get in, but when you leave, if you show them your receipt, you’ll get $15 of it back. If you are a Salem resident, show them your driver’s license, and it’s free!

3) On the weekend, the lots tend to clear out toward the end of the day. Consider coming to a later movie, or, alternatively, come to town early before the crowds, catch breakfast at the food establishment of your choice, and then hit our early show. Remember, all shows starting before 12:30 are $6 for everyone, so it’s a great deal on tickets, easier to find a spot, and you get a nice breakfast as well.

4) Consider venturing out on a weeknight. I know this is probably not the usual routine for most of you, but a little change up in the routine never hurts. The parking is regular price during the week instead of the October weekend rate of $20. If you park in the garage, we validate 2hrs of your parking. This is Monday-Friday only.

The fact of the matter is, we miss you guys during October. Tourists came for the witches and the haunted houses. They are less interested in coming in to watch GONE GIRL and then chit chat with us after the movie is over. So, please. Come and see us this month. We will smile more, and cry less.