Bring your love of all things horror and creepy to the Naro for a month-long scare-ebration of unforgettable thriller and Halloween classics. Check our calendar for dates and showtimes – online tickets will be available soon on all shows.
Local artists will be on hand to sell their original art posters in the theater lobby on show nights.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live On-Stage Musical Score
Wednesday, October 25th at 9 pm
Part 2 of a Halloween Double-Feature with Nosferatu at 6:30pm!
This Halloween season, The Invincible Czars bring their nightmarish-ly fun soundtrack to the world’s first feature-length horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with an immersive combined live soundtrack experience that transports audiences back 100+ years via an age-old tale accompanied by a chilling, tastefully-modern score featuring an impressive blend of traditional acoustic and present-day electric instruments. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari inspired modern day filmmaker Tim Burton and musicians like David Bowie with its strikingly modern visuals. Its craggy edges, disjointed backgrounds and heavy make-up have earned this dark fairy tale a reputation as the quintessential German Expressionist film. Its twist ending is also considered the first in cinematic history (and something Rod Sterling’s The Twilight Zone capitalized upon in the 1960s.)
The Invincible Czars had originally planned this massive tour for spring 2020 in celebration of the movie’s centennial but it was all shutdown due to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Now they’re excited to finally bring their fantastical live soundtrack for this surreal fantasy to audiences all over North America for its 103rd anniversary. (1921, 1h 9m)
All tickets $20, or both features for $35. Naro ticket books are not valid for this event.
48 Hour Film Project: Horror 2023
Enjoy a series of short horror films just before Halloween! Created by local filmmakers, each film is 4 – 7 minutes long and was created in just 48 hours in early October. Vote for your favorite Horror film in the group, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony immediately following the screening. Screening is Mon., Oct. 30th, 8:00pm ($12.00). (Naro Ticket Books are valid, no online sales)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show *SOLD OUT*
Halloween Tuesday, October 31st at 9pm! SOLD OUT!
Rocky Horror is back at the Naro for two shows this October! The cast: “Creatures of the Naro” is bringing all the fun you’d expect from a live Rocky Horror shadow cast and more! The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. (R, 91m)
Nosferatu with Live On-Stage Musical Score
Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm
Part 1 of a Halloween Double-Feature with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary at 9pm!
The Invincible Czars are bringing their updated soundtrack back to The Naro for 2023’s Halloween season. Nosferatu is most certainly the most important horror film of the silent era and one of the first vampire movies — though it was almost completely lost when Bram Stoker’s widow sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed. Using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments helped. Violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, voices and vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, piano and percussion all play prominent roles in the score and are a sight to behold when performed live by only four or five players! The Invincible Czars encourage fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows – even when it’s not close to Halloween. (1922, 94 min.) All tickets $20, or both features for $35. Naro ticket books are not valid for this event.
“Bizarre, haunting scores”– Kerrang!
“(The Invincible Czars’ soundtrack for Nosferatu is) a brilliantly realized wedding of contemporary musical sensibility and technology with early 20th century cinema.” – Chico News Review
The Shining *Fright Night*
Friday, October 20th at 9:30pm!
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Based on Stephen King’s best selling novel, director Stanley Kubrick’s production is one that audiences and critics alike rank among the best of modern cinematic horror films. (1980, 2h22m)
Hereditary *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 21st at 9:30pm!
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited. Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff. Written and directed by Ari Aster (Midsommar). (2018, R, 2h 7m)
“[Hereditary is] a movie so horrifying and good that you have to see it, even if you shouldn’t want to, even if you might never sleep peacefully again.” – Jake Coyle, Associated Press
The Thing *Fright Night*
Friday, October 6th at 9:30 pm!
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who’s human and who’s not before it’s too late. A master work of horror directed by the legendary John Carpenter. (1982, R, 109m)
Alien *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 7th at 9:30pm!
Climb aboard the spacecraft Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s landmark sci-fi horror film, starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt. (1979, R, 116 mins)
“One of the most perfect science fiction thrillers of all time.” – Kevin Carr, Film Threat
Child’s Play *Fright Night*
Friday, October 27th at 8:15pm!
Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky — which Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) then buys for her young son, Andy (Alex Vincent). When Chucky kills Andy’s baby sitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and tries to warn people, but he’s institutionalized. Now Karen must convince the detective of the murderous doll’s intentions, before Andy becomes Chucky’s next victim. This is the well-reviewed original! (1988, R, 1h 27m)
“Scary, yet darkly funny, this thriller of the supernatural from the director of the terrific “Fright Night” moves with the speed of a bullet train and with style to burn.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Friday the 13th *Fright Night*
Friday, October 13th at 9:30pm!
Against the advice of locals and police, Clay (Jared Padalecki) scours the eerie woods surrounding Crystal Lake for his missing sister. But the rotting cabins of an abandoned summer camp are not the only things he finds. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees lies in wait for a chance to use his razor-sharp machete on Clay and the group of college students who have come to the forest to party. Although it launched a franchise with sequels and spin-offs galore, critics have rated this 1980 original the best of the bunch. (1980, 95 min.)
Freddy vs Jason *Fright Night*
Friday, October 13th at 11:30pm!
Two horror icons face off in this supernatural movie. Disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), who attacks his victims in their dreams, has lost much of his power since citizens of his town have become less afraid of him. Enlisting the help of fellow violent murderer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger), Freddy orchestrates a new killing spree. However, when the hockey-mask-wearing psychopath won’t stop chopping up Freddy’s intended victims, the two ghouls start to battle each other. (2003, R, 1h 37m)
Aliens *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 14th at 9:30pm!
In this blockbuster sequel (and seven-time Oscar nominee) from writer/director James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed by a vicious alien life form. Rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep, Ripley learns that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists, but contact with the colony has been lost. Colonial marines, along with Ripley as an advisor, are sent to investigate — but will their impressive firepower be enough? Several future stars made early career appearances in Aliens, including Lance Henriksen, the late Bill Paxton, and Paul Reiser. (1986, R, 138mins)
“Sigourney Weaver is merely terrific… When she straps on her armament to do battle with the aliens, she makes Sylvester Stallone look like a pipsqueak.” – Bob Thomas, Associated Press
“Scene to scene, encounter to encounter, its tension builds unrelentingly. So, fasten your seat belts. It’s a blast.” – Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 28th at 9:30pm!
When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape. (1974, R, 1h 23m)
“A horror classic…” – Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle