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Vue cinema in Inverness to screen spooky classics like Hocus Pocus, The Shining and The Nightmare on Elm Street for Highland film fans this Halloween


By Philip Murray

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Hocus Pocus is among the films coming back to the big screen.
Hocus Pocus is among the films coming back to the big screen.

SPOOKY classics are set to delight young and old at Vue cinema in Inverness this Halloween.

As well as family-favourite Hocus Pocus, the cinema will also be playing host to more chilling fare – like Stanley Kubrick masterpiece The Shining, and the original The Nightmare on Elm Street starring Johnny Depp.

And, with recent customer surveys finding that two-thirds of families listed the cinema as their top half-term activity, Vue says the likes of Hocus Pocus will be perfect for a little family fun at Halloween.

Film production lecturer and Vue ambassador, Dr. Agata Lulkowska, says that the cinema is the perfect setting to enjoy a scary film: “Scary movies are so enduringly popular because of the adrenaline rush they give us of being scared while in a safe environment, and the big screen experience increases that experience.

“Every moment is heightened in a darkened room, with a huge screen and surrounded by sound. The sense of community, with the whole room joining in with the suspense, the gasps and the screams, make the cinema a special environment for enjoying this kind of film – not to mention the fact that you can’t pause.

"You really get to experience the journey exactly how these iconic filmmakers intended.”

Vue says it has taken numerous measures to keep people safe, including special social distancing.
Vue says it has taken numerous measures to keep people safe, including special social distancing.

Eduardo Leal, head of screen content at Vue Entertainment, said: “This Halloween, we’re thrilled to be able to put all sorts of scary film classics back on the big screen for our fellow film-lovers.

“From family friendly comedy horrors, to psychological thrillers, we know how gripping scary films can be and how easy it is to get lost in them – and it’s the perfect time to celebrate them.

“So, we remain very much open for business and look forward to welcoming customers who want to take the opportunity to escape and switch-off in front of the big screen with these iconic titles.”

The company said they had taken measures to make customers as safe as possible during the pandemic, including a booking system with in-built physical distancing, reduced touch points, hand sanitiser throughout the site, and staggered film start and end times to avoid crowding.

Tickets are available now at myvue.com . For more information on the safety measures being implemented, customers can visit myvue.com/stay-safe .



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