Halloween Franchise Classics Return to Theaters This Fall

The upcoming sequel Halloween Ends won’t be the only Halloween movie to screen in theaters this fall. It has just been announced by CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, that John Carpenter’s 1978 original will be re-released in movie theaters for the second year in a row. Also returning to the big screen with the original film will be the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The trio of Halloween classics will start screening in theaters again in September.

“We are ecstatic to once again showcase the legendary Halloween franchise in theaters and continue our strong partnership with Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures,” says Bernadette McCabe, CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, ins a statement. “Halloween fans nationwide showed their unwavering appreciation for the iconic series over the years and we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to bring back such a well received tradition.”


Ryan Freimann, SVP of Trancas and Compass, added: “The overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans old and new every year having the opportunity to see this iconic film on the big screen with an audience, coupled with the upcoming October release of director David Gordon Green’s new sequel, Halloween Ends, makes us even more excited to continue the screenings of this legendary franchise that uplifts the Halloween spirit and brings fans together.”

Michael Myers Is Back on the Big Screen

Compass International Pictures

The original Halloween movie debuted on Oct. 25, 1978, kicking off a franchise that is still going strong to this day. Jamie Lee Curtis starred in that film as Laurie Strode, a babysitter targeted by a masked maniac named Michael Myers who embarks on a murderous rampage on the night of Halloween. The acclaimed film inspired a variety of sequels and reboots, culminating in October’s release of the newest film Halloween Ends with Curtis reprising her role as Laurie.

After Michael Myers sat out Halloween III: Season of the Witch, producer Moustapha Akkad sought to bring the Boogeyman back in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. The film introduced Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd, Laurie’s daughter who lives in Haddonfield with a foster family. Harris would reprise the role for Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, which premiered in 1989.

For tickets and more information about the screenings, you can visit the official website for CineLife Entertainment.