Gonzo And Halloween Movies

Friday Night Movie Series: ‘Hocus Pocus’ (Sept. 13)
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way  |  louisvillezoo.org/movies
$5 admission, $6 parking  |  6-9 p.m.

You picked which film you wanted to see at the Louisville Zoo’s last Friday night movie of the summer, and you chose “Hocus Pocus.” (Nice one — you can never start Halloween too early). Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and settle in to watch a film on the zoo’s giant, inflatable screen. Before the show, catch some free entertainment courtesy of “The Zoo Crew,” or buy some snacks. Doors close for the film at 8 p.m.

Creature Feature Movie Night (Sept. 13)
Legend at Pope Lick
4002 S. Pope Lick Road  |  Search Facebook
Free  |  8 p.m.-midnight 

What’s scarier: the Legend at Pope Lick’s haunted woods attraction or watching two scary movies next to the trees rumored to be the hiding spot of the Pope Lick Monster? You can participate in both at this free double feature screening (although it’s $20 to wander through the haunted woods). For those looking for the cheaper thrill, “Friday the 13th Part III” and “Friday the 13th Part VI” are the movies that are showing. To get comfortable, bring a lawn chair or blanket. If it gets too scary, you can play a game of oversized Jenga or Connect 4.

‘Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film’ (Sept. 15)
Speed Art Museum  |  speedmuseum.org/cinema
Free  |  1-2:13 p.m. 

This documentary takes a look at Hunter S. Thompson’s relationships with celebrities and those he grew up with, featuring interviews with family and friends from The Highlands. Following the screening, Thompson’s childhood friend Neville Blakemore will be there for a special discussion. Come, not only for the movie, but the Speed Art Museum’s exhibit, “Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson.” This event is a part of the museum’s weekly Sunday Showcase when admission is free.


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