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Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

The nights are drawing in and it’s getting a little spooky outside. We’ve put our heads together and scoured the listings for some of the most spine-tingling screenings, shindigs and shenanigans scheduled for this year’s All Hallows Eve. From Gothic Manchester’s sprawling festival, to a weekend of horror at HOME and hair-raising family fun at Chester Zoo – we’ve got you covered this October 31st.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Gorilla

    Gorilla, Whitworth street Manchester

    Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5WW - Visit now

    The folks at Gorilla usually team up with Grimm Up North to present some creepy Halloween screenings – keep your eyes peeled for this year’s offering.

  • 2. The Bridgewater Hall

    The seats and stage in The Bridgewater Hall

    The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3WS - Visit now

    The Bridgewater Hall can usually be relied upon for a classically-inclined, but no less spooky, programme of Halloween-inspired music.

  • 3. The Deaf Institute

    Pimped Fries

    The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 7HE - Visit now

    Last year, the Deaf Institute became a Palace Transsexual for one night only, taking The Rocky Horror Picture Show as its theme for a Halloween special. Needless to say, the costumes were fabulous.

Things to do right now

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Cinema 9–13 December 2017, from £5.00

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Exhibitions 23 October–15 December 2017, FREE

Material Remains at Holden Gallery

Theatre 9 November–16 December 2017, from £20.00

Little Women: The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre

Festivals 8–17 December 2017, FREE

Lightwaves 2017 at The Quays

Cinema 8–18 December 2017, from £5.00

A Tim Burton Trio at HOME

Families 24 November–18 December 2017, FREE

Snö Garden at Camp & Furnace

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cinema 8–18 December 2017, from £5.00

A Tim Burton Trio at HOME

Cinema 12 November–19 December 2017, from £5.00

The Enchanted Screen at FACT

Theatre 20 September–20 December 2017,

Contact Autumn Season 2017

Families 13–20 December 2017, from £5.00

The Siege of Christmas at Contact