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Horror classics hit Bakersfield screens


In a scene from the classic “Psycho,” Janet Leigh comes face to face with ... terror!

Over the next few days, local movie theaters and other groups will screen horror favorites in time for Halloween.

Reading Cinemas, 2000 Wible Road

“Psycho”: (1960, 109 minutes) Fun stuff for Bakersfield viewers: Parts of the Hitchcock classic were shot in Kern County. 7 p.m. Monday. Admission prices vary.

Maya Cinemas, 1000 California Ave.

“Night of the Living Dead”: (1968, 96 minutes) 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission prices vary.

“House on Haunted Hill”: (1959, 75 minutes) 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission prices vary.

Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14, 9000 Ming Ave.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”: (1993, 76 minutes) 2 and 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission prices vary.

“RiffTrax Live: ‘Carnival of Souls’” (film released 1962) Three cut-ups take on the spooky cult classic. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Admission prices vary.

Fox Theater, 2001 H St.

“Hocus Pocus”: (1993, 96 minutes) Cinertain Drive-In & Events screening with trivia and treats. 6 p.m. Saturday. $5; $3 for children.

“Velvet Darkness Presents ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’”: (1975, 100 minutes) The local theatrical troupe will perform at the screening of the cult classic musical comedy. 11:30 p.m. Saturday. $10 to $15.

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