The Edwardian Victoria Baths are eerie enough as it, with tall stained glass windows and the empty pool, but we’re expecting things to get a whole lot spookier as The Village Screen takes over for three nights this October. The pop-up cinema specialists will be transforming the baths with atmospheric Halloween theming and spinning some creepy classics on the DJ decks as they present screenings of some of our favourite horror films.
As with previous events, the Baths’ main pool will be filled with deck chairs and there’ll be a big screen placed at one end. It’s a memorable enough way to enjoy any film, but The Village Screen begin their Halloween screenings with the most notorious of all aquatic chillers: Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on Friday 25th October. From the water to the skies, on Saturday 26th October, film fans can enjoy classic Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and co. in cult 80s vampire flick The Lost Boys. Whilst on Sunday 27th October, there’s a more family-friendly screening of Nicolas Roeg’s Roald Dahl adaptation, The Witches.
Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged (make an effort, guys) and we’re promised that there will be “Autumnal grub” from some of the North’s finest street food vendors to help you make a night of it. Of course the bar will also be open and serving a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alongside plenty of fresh popcorn. It does get cold in Victoria Baths and it’s best to wrap up warm. Our advice: a blanket will keep you toasty whilst also doubling up as a place to hide during the scary bits.