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12 Movie Theaters That Will Make You Scream This Halloween

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Trick-or-treating is so last year. It's time to really get in the Halloween spirit by watching movies like Psycho, Beetlejuice, and Shaun of the Dead.. News sources like Washingtonian, Roll Call, The Washington Post, and About Travel suggested these movie theaters that range far and wide, not only by location, but by the kind of experience you're bound to have. If you want a day-long marathon, check out AFI Silver Theatre. If you're interested in goodie bags curated by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn, visit Angelika Pop-Up At Union Market. Each theater is unique in whether it's tailored to families, to zombie lovers, Tim Burton lovers, or lovers of anything and everything Halloween-related. Here are 12 locations that are bound to make you scream — either from laughter or from Halloween wholesome fear.

· Halloween Movies and Horror Films in the Washington DC Area [About Travel]

· 9 Places to See Scary Movies in Washington This Halloween [Washingtonian]

· Culture Capital

· Scaring Up a Good Time in D.C. [RollCall]

· No Halloween plans? Fear not. [Washington Post]

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1. E Street Cinema

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555 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

On Halloween, E Street Cinema will feature two films at midnight, the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show and the 1987 horror comedy, The Monster Squad.

2. Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market

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550 Penn Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

The original Psycho will be featured at this Union Market theater at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. A bonus to those who come is that everyone who buys a ticket will get a goodie bag curated by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn with what Washingtonian describes as "exotic sounding things," such as sushi popcorn.

3. Union Market

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1309 5th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

The film that will be shown at Union Market is still up in the air as it is up to you to choose what you want to see. On Union Market's Facebook page, filmgoers can choose between Ghostbusters, The Addams Family, or Edward Scissorhands.

4. AFI Silver Theatre

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Downtown Silver Spring, 8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

If you're looking for an entire day's worth of movies on Halloween, AFI Silver Theatre's Horror Marathon is the way to go. Starting at 3 p.m., the films include Sleepy Hollow, Frankenweenie, Beetlejuice, Shaun of the Dead, and Rosemary's Baby

5. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

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2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Maybe you want to laugh instead of scream this Halloween. See Shaun of the Dead at 9 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.

6. Angelika Mosaic

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Mosaic District, 2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

At midnight, the 1968 zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead, will be featured at Angelika Mosaic. Jell-O shots will also be provided.

7. West End Cinema

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2301 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

West End Cinema will host the film, Horns, which features Danielle Radcliffe as a horned man who is suspected to have murdered his girlfriend.

8. Freer Gallery of Art

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1050 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560

The Freer Gallery will feature the Japanese film, Ringu, which is the film that The Ring was based on. The showing begins at 7 p.m., but Washingtonian suggests arriving early to enjoy family friendly activities beforehand.

9. Workhouse Arts Center

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9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079

This is better than a film. It's a live performance of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you miss the show on Halloween, you can still see it on November 1.

10. Atlas Performing Arts Center

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1333 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

This isn't a film, but it's dark, and psychedelic, and we like it. At 8 p.m., the Baltimore Rock Opera Society will perform, "The Electric Pharaoh."

11. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will feature the film, The Exorcist, along with Ox Brewing Company's pumpkin ale, Oxorcist.

12. Wheaton Regional Park

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This is only for those ages 8 and up. Wheaton Regional Park will host various scary movies, but watch out. There are zombies and other monsters hiding in the nearby woods as well.

1. E Street Cinema

555 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

On Halloween, E Street Cinema will feature two films at midnight, the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show and the 1987 horror comedy, The Monster Squad.

555 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

2. Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market

550 Penn Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

The original Psycho will be featured at this Union Market theater at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. A bonus to those who come is that everyone who buys a ticket will get a goodie bag curated by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn with what Washingtonian describes as "exotic sounding things," such as sushi popcorn.

550 Penn Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

3. Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

The film that will be shown at Union Market is still up in the air as it is up to you to choose what you want to see. On Union Market's Facebook page, filmgoers can choose between Ghostbusters, The Addams Family, or Edward Scissorhands.

1309 5th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

4. AFI Silver Theatre

Downtown Silver Spring, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

If you're looking for an entire day's worth of movies on Halloween, AFI Silver Theatre's Horror Marathon is the way to go. Starting at 3 p.m., the films include Sleepy Hollow, Frankenweenie, Beetlejuice, Shaun of the Dead, and Rosemary's Baby

Downtown Silver Spring, 8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

5. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

Maybe you want to laugh instead of scream this Halloween. See Shaun of the Dead at 9 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.

2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

6. Angelika Mosaic

Mosaic District, 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031

At midnight, the 1968 zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead, will be featured at Angelika Mosaic. Jell-O shots will also be provided.

Mosaic District, 2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

7. West End Cinema

2301 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

West End Cinema will host the film, Horns, which features Danielle Radcliffe as a horned man who is suspected to have murdered his girlfriend.

2301 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

8. Freer Gallery of Art

1050 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20560

The Freer Gallery will feature the Japanese film, Ringu, which is the film that The Ring was based on. The showing begins at 7 p.m., but Washingtonian suggests arriving early to enjoy family friendly activities beforehand.

1050 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560

9. Workhouse Arts Center

9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079

This is better than a film. It's a live performance of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you miss the show on Halloween, you can still see it on November 1.

9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079

10. Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

This isn't a film, but it's dark, and psychedelic, and we like it. At 8 p.m., the Baltimore Rock Opera Society will perform, "The Electric Pharaoh."

1333 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

11. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

20575 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will feature the film, The Exorcist, along with Ox Brewing Company's pumpkin ale, Oxorcist.

20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147

12. Wheaton Regional Park

2002 Shorefield Rd., Wheaton

This is only for those ages 8 and up. Wheaton Regional Park will host various scary movies, but watch out. There are zombies and other monsters hiding in the nearby woods as well.