October at the Terrace Theater 

Fall Forward

It's a big month at Terrace Theater. In addition to their regular daily screenings of hot new films, the local theater is hosting special events throughout the month. Here are three we're looking forward to:

click to enlarge The Hate U Give - COURTESY 20TH CENTURY FOX
  • Courtesy 20th Century Fox
  • The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

From Thurs. Oct. 18 to Sun. Oct. 21, The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the College Of Charleston Race and Social Justice Initiative, present six showings of The Hate U Give at the Terrace Theater. There will be two free shows for the public with four other shows for College of Charleston staff and students. The CofC screenings are being facilitated by the African American Studies Program, College of Charleston First Year Experience, Office of Student Life, and the Sustainability Literacy Institute. The College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative with the Avery Center will be presenting a special student screening of George Tillman Jr.'s film, The Hate U Give, based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. The film follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) as she navigates life between the poor, primarily black neighborhood in which she lives and the rich, primarily white prep school she attends. Currently, the film, which also stars Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, and Common, is being hailed by critics for its unflinchingly honest portrayal of the difficult times we live in and the struggles for one person to find their voice in all the noise.

Selected as the 2018-2019 The College Reads! book, the College of Charleston is proud to showcase The Hate U Give because of its strong thematic ties to social justice, and its importance in encouraging an open dialogue concerning race and identity across campus and the greater Charleston community. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite for the community and CofC showings. Since tickets are on a first come, first serve basis, attendees are asked to please arrive by showtime or tickets will be forfeited.

click to enlarge The original Halloween has us all amped up to see where it started - COURTESY COMPASS INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
  • Courtesy Compass International Pictures
  • The original Halloween has us all amped up to see where it started

Halloween

You know it's gotta be hard out there for a mute guy wearing a tattered William Shatner mask. Day in and day out you fiddlefart about a small town getting your stab on with no one the wiser. You think to yourself, "I am so content right now. I really love the quiet serial killer lifestyle I've carved out for myself."

Then, out of the blue, everyone is not only aware of you but is actively seeking out a movie about your latest misadventures, Halloween. Now you're suddenly in one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Heck, one theater, The Terrace, even decides they adore you so much that they announce three different events dedicated solely to you and your madcap ways.

The triple threat begins on Oct. 18 when the theater holds advance screenings of the new movie. (Act quickly because advance tickets are selling fast.)

Then on Oct. 19, if the truly demented dare, they can get their picture taken with the butcher knife wielding maniac himself, Michael Myers in the theater lobby. Last but not least, the theater has announced a Halloween double bill! You heard right horror nerds, only the Terrace will show David Gordon Green's rebootquel alongside John Carpenter's 1978 original from October 25 to October 31.

click to enlarge We can’t wait to do the time warp again at Rocky Horror - COURTESY 20TH CENTURY FOX
  • Courtesy 20th Century Fox
  • We can’t wait to do the time warp again at Rocky Horror

Rocky Horror

In life , we go through plenty of rites of passage. Your first car. Your first kiss. Your first hangover. Your first time going to a lively screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. These are all pretty common experiences for the populace.

Say what? You've never been to an actual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? What? You say you've seen it on TV? That doesn't count at all. Brother you haven't lived until you've seen the movie with an audience. You haven't lived until you've seen the sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania on a giant screen. The singing! The dancing! The wanton vulgarity! All those elements of the film are enhanced one hundred fold when you and a room full of nutty nut nuts experience it together. If ever there was a great example of the communal cinema experience, this is it. It will chill you. It will thrill you. It will fulfill you.

On October 26 and 27, the Terrace Theater will host two Rocky Horror shows filled with live shadow casts and prize giveaways, courtesy of Sierra Nevada and Iron Lotus Tattoo.

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