Get your spooky fix this Halloween with a visit to the Eumundi Drive-in, presented by Starry Nights Outdoor Movies and taking place at the Eumundi Showgrounds. The Halloween weekend will see double-feature screenings of 80’s classics ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters 2’ on Friday 30 October, and ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Gremlins’ on Saturday 31 October.
Movie-lovers are advised to book quick smart as car numbers are limited, and drive-in sessions have been selling out fast.
Cost: $30 per car, with tickets sold in advance to ensure a contactless entry. To guarantee a spot on the night, pre-book at www.ticketebo.com.au/starrynights
Venue: Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Rd
– off Memorial Drive, Eumundi. Near northern Eumundi entrance to Bruce Hwy.
Gates will open at 5pm, with the film screening at 6.30pm(ish)
Ensure your car stereo works, or that you have portable radio on hand, as sound is transmitted via FM to car radios.
Candy bar on-site with fresh popcorn, sweets and cool drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a ‘car picnic’ or pre-order from The Imperial Hotel Eumundi (Ph: 5442 8811), Sala Thai (Ph: 5442 8804) or Il Mio Posto (Ph: 5442 7026) and then pick it up on the way to the drive-in.
Vehicles will be spaced at least two metres apart to ensure appropriate physical distancing. Guests are asked to observe social distancing and remain in or near their cars unless visiting the bathrooms or candy bar.
More about the movies:
Friday 30 October
A trio of university parasychologists lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, ‘Ghostbusters’, and almost at once are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by other worldly demons.
GHOSTBUSTERS 2 (PG)
After being plagued by lawsuits and court orders, the once-lucrative Ghostbusters business is bankrupt. Things are tough. The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity gets the Ghostbusters team back in the business to save New Your from supernatural doom. Can they quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed?
Saturday 31 October
THE GOONIES (PG)
The Goonies are a group of friends living in a village which will soon be demolished. Setting out to find a way of saving their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and they set off in search for the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy – located beneath an abandoned restaurant. Joined by a deformed gentle giant named Sloth, The Goonies embark on a great adventure through an underground maze filled with traps and skeletons, where they are pursued by Sloth’s mother, thief Momma Fratelli and his brothers Jake and Francis.
Billy’s dotty dad discovers a Mogwai (mog-why) and buys it as a Christmas present. Billy loves his sweet furry pet Gizmo,but disregards the basic rules of owning a Mogwai. Gizmo spawns nasty offspring, and the new creatures go wild. Billy and his mum are forced to destroy the little suckers. The mayhem looks under control until Spike, the malicious Gremlin leader, hops into the school pool and multiplies exponentially. Soon the whole town is under attack! So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds ‘cause there just might be a gremlin in your house!