Night Of The Living Reg Movie Series Continues Wednesday With ‘Poltergeist’

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its Nights of the Living Reg movie series with a showing of the 1982 movies “Poltergeist” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and John Carpenter’s “The Thing” on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Admission to each is $5.

Directed by the late Tobe Hooper (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) and produced by Steven Spielberg, “Poltergeist” stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as a California couple swept up in a wave of horror after sinister spirits invade their home. Steve Freeling moves his family into a new house in development and it looks like things are going well. But as his wife and his children begin to unpack strange things start happening. Seeming almost whimsical at first, playing stack-the- chair games in the Freeling’s kitchen, but then things turn darker. A storm erupts, a tree attacks and little Carol Anne Freeling is whisked into a spectral void. As her family confronts horrors galore and fights to bring the youngster back, something else is here too: a new benchmark in Hollywood ghost stories. Poltergeist is Rated PG and is 120 minutes long.

John Carpenter’s (“Halloween,” “Escape From New York”) “The Thing” teams Kurt Russell’s performance with incredible visuals to build a chilling version of the classic Howard Hawks film. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them. The Thing is Rated R and is 109 minutes long.

Due to upcoming construction at The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, a second box office location is at 215 Spring St., between Second and Third streets. The location is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The regular box office at 116 E. Third St. will continue to open to the public one hour prior to events until lobby construction begins.

Upcoming movies and events include a free Block Party to kick off the season featuring live music, food trucks and more Friday at 4 p.m., the Western New York debut of Black Violin in concert as part of their Classical Boom Tour on Friday at 7 p.m., the late George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at our box office locations during the times listed above, over the phone at 484-7070 or online at