In a fitting follow up to their recent Sefton Park Palm House cinema sell outs, Independent Liverpool are planning to set their fans on edge with a Halloween Blockbuster spectacular on the 30th of October.
Where better a place to host a Halloween celebration than Liverpool’s own abandoned hospital, Newsham Park? The Victorian mental asylum-turned-orphanage and its maze of blocks, wards and morgue have sat in rubble for decades now, gathering dust and cobwebs that will provide the ideal eerie backdrop to a night of screams and cowering behind your chair.
To add an extra level of depth to each classic horror on show, the team behind Independent Liverpool have orchestrated unique strobe lighting to really highlight the venue and the key moments of each movie, as well as cleverly converting the haunted hospital’s hidden places in to tiny pop-up cinemas that will only be available to those few daring enough to venture through the ruins and find them.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all the adrenaline of having your pants scared off, nourishment will be provided in the form of Halloween-themed alcoholic beverages and food by two Liverpudlian favourites – Free State Kitchen and Little Furnace.
Four Halloween classics will be screened from 4-11pm for all to watch – Rocky Horror Picture Show, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hocus Pocus and (of course) The Shining. If any of those are screaming your name, you can get yourself on down to these Halloween festivities for £15 and celebrate the night in sinister cinematic style.
The last remaining tickets are available here: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Newsham-Park-Orphanage-And-Asylum-Liverpool/Halloween-Film-Festival/12847852/