“The Haunting” Film Showing

A scientist, skeptic, psychic and lesbian question reality as they explore a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of death and insanity in this 1963 horror classic.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets when available may be purchased online.

Salem Haunted Happenings 2017

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year.  Events include a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights on Salem Common, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations. An ABA Top 100 Event.

“Gods and Monsters” Film Showing

The last days and career of renown gay horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) are explored in this biographical drama set in the time following the Korean War.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets may be purchased online when available.

“Matinee” Film Showing

The escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis collides with the premiere of a new atomic-age monster picture, MANT. This comedic homage to legendary producer William Castle celebrates the joy of horror cinema and theatrical gimmicks in one of Joe Dante’s (Gremlins, The Burbs, The Howling) most underrated films.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets may be purchased online when they become available.

“Night of the Living Dead” Film Showing

1968. America is at war with itself as the walking dead rise from within the crumbing facade of daily of life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the boarded walls give way to the ravenous zombie horde.

This festival debut screening will honor Duane Jones as the first recipient of the Salem Horror Award for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the first positive portrayals of a person of color on the big screen.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets may be purchased online once available.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Special Benefit for Kevin Wynott

CinemaSalem and the Teseracte Players of Boston bring you a very special event. A good friend of CinemaSalem and the whole city of Salem, Kevin Wynott, has taken ill. Over the years, Kevin has done wonderful things for all of us, and it’s time for us to repay him.

CinemaSalem will be hosting a very special, one-night event, to benefit Kevin Wynott. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle, both featuring a variety of prizes! Proceeds from the auction, the raffle, and each ticket will be donated directly to Kevin, to assist him in this difficult time.

Tickets ($10) are available now online.

Day of the Dude at Deacon Giles Distillery

‘Careful, there’s a beverage here, man!’ Come join Deacon Giles Distillery for ‘Day of The Dude’ at The Speakeasy Lab. We’ll be putting The Big Lebowski up on the big screen (it’s 150 inches!), and serving up another Caucasian, Gary! Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, so break out the jellies and don’t roll out here naked! Your ticket includes tasty vittles, provided by the nihilists at The Naumkeag Ordinary, and your first cocktail. $25/person

21+ only. Please bring ID.

“I AM THE BLUES” Film Showing

Visit CinemaSalem for a showing of I AM THE BLUES as part of Salem Film Fest.

Tickets ($11-13) may be purchased online in advance.

I AM THE BLUES is an up-close-and-personal musical journey through the Louisiana bayou and
Mississippi delta juke joints with the aging blues musicians who still play the Chitlin’ Circuit, even
in their 80s. Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and their friends share stories
about the genre’s heyday and their parts in passing it on to the next generation.

“Snow Monkey” Film Showing

Visit CinemaSalem for a showing of Snow Monkey as part of Salem Film Fest.

Tickets ($11-13) may be purchased online in advance.

Renowned Australian artist and filmmaker George Gittoes recruits war-damaged children and their street gangs to shoot local Pashto-style films in Jalalabad, one of Afghanistan’s most violent cities. A vivid and startling portrait, especially of the razor-wielding Gangster capo ten-year-old Steel, who is terrifying to the core, but still capable of experiencing aspects of the childhood seemingly taken from him.

WARNING: Contains some violent and graphic scenes. May not be suitable for all audiences.

George Gittoes directed THE MISCREANTS OF TALIWOOD, which screened at SFF 2011.

“Bobby Sands: 66 Days” Film Showing

Visit CinemaSalem for a showing of Bobby Sands: 66 Days as part of Salem Film Fest.

Tickets ($11-13) may be purchased online in advance.

In 1981, IRA prisoner Bobby Sands’ hunger strike and death brought a global spotlight to the Northern Ireland conflict and turned the enigmatic 27-year-old into a 20th century political icon. The film include excerpts from his hunger strike diary, read by actor Martin McCann, offering a unique insight into the man and his thoughts as he embarked on his final journey.

“What Was Ours” Film Showing

Visit the Morse Auditorium at the Peabody Essex Museum for a showing of What Was Ours as part of Salem Film Fest.

Tickets ($11-13) may be purchased online in advance.

FILMMAKER AND FILM SUBJECT IN ATTENDANCE – Three Wind River Native Americans leave their Wyoming reservation in pursuit of ancient artifacts sacred to their tribes. A treasure trove of ancestral objects in the archives of Chicago’s Field Museum has them wrestling with the fine line between opening old wounds and reclaiming what has been lost to move forward and heal.

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