108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Barton Fink (1991, U.S, 114 min.): Combatting writer’s block, police suspicion and supernatural peril, a playwright-turned-screenwriter struggles to produce his first script in this genre-bending noir from the Coen brothers. Thu., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., $9.75. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, U.S, 62 min.): Giant leeches suck the life out of a small swamp town. Featuring live music accompaniment by local band Agent Moosehead. Wed., Oct. 31, 8:15 p.m., $9.75.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Sex Dwarf Halloween Party: DJ Robert Drake’s ’80s dance party turns into a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening at midnight. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10. The Monster Squad (1987, U.S., 82 min.): Fred Dekker and Shane Black’s cult-camp classic follows a ragtag group of kids banding together to thwart Dracula, Frankenstein and their fellow ghouls’ plot for world domination. Costumes encouraged (obviously). Mon., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $3.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.com. Hook (1991, U.S., 144 min.): When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, stiff corporate lawyer Peter Banning returns to Neverland where he rediscovers what made him Peter Pan in the first place. Sat. Oct. 27, 11 a.m., $5. Twenty Days Without War (1977, Russia, 101 min.): Aleksei Guerman’s dreary take on Soviet life follows a soldier who searches for the wife of a fallen comrade. Tue., Oct. 30, noon, $7. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1986, Russia, 100 min.): Guerman’s postcard from Stalin-era Russia portrays a police inspector in pursuit of love and criminals. Tue., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., $10.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Nosferatu (1922, Germany, 81 min): The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley dares to suggest the tradition of vampires in film predates Team Edward by at least a few years. Wayne Zimmerman provides the live organ accompaniment for F.W. Murnau’s classic silent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m., $10.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. The Exorcist (1973, U.S., 132 min.): The extended director’s cut of William Friedkin’s classic pants-dampener tells the story of a girl possessed by one damn vulgar demon and the priests who try to save her. Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $9.75.
FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, freelibrary.org. Blithe Spirit (1945, U.K., 96 min): David Lean’s adaptation of the Noel Coward play about a married couple haunted by the ghost of the husband’s late first wife. Because it’s a comedy, not as unnerving as it sounds — but an eerily appropriate Halloween choice nonetheless. Wed., Oct. 31, 2 p.m., free.
FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES
Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012, U.S, 84 min.): FIDF presents this bio-doc on the commander of an Israeli army commando unit who led a successful hostage-rescue mission at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976, and was subsequently killed for his actions. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-director/producer Ari Daniel Pinchot and friend and classmate of Netanyahu’s friend and classmate, Steve Friedman. Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $18.
3701 Chestnut St. 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Oma & Bella (2012, Germany/U.S., 76 min.): Alexa Karolinski will attend be in attendance at this screening of her loving portrait of two Holocaust survivors who delve into their past through recreating the foods they ate as girls. Tue., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., free.
MOSAIC AT THE MOVIES
Temple University, 214 Anderson Hall, 1114 Polett Walk, temple.edu. Three Colors: Red (1994, France, 99 min.): The final installment in Kieslowski’s Blue, White, Red trilogy explores the concept of fraternity and interconnectivity in the lives of the French. Tue., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., free.
RAVE MOTION PICTURES
4012 Walnut St., 215-386-9800, ravemotionpictures.com, fathomevents.com. RiffTrax Live: Birdemic (2011, U.S., 120 min.): The brainchild From the acerbic minds and sarcastic mouths behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 is this RiffTrax roast of 2010’s Hitchcock-meets-Wiseau cult hit. Thu., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., $12.50. Halloween (1978, U.S., 101 min.) John Carpenter’s low-budget seasonal staple about a knife-wielding mental patient terrorizing a small Midwestern town. Tue., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
4014 Walnut St., 215-573-3234, therotunda.org. Frankenstein (1910, U.S., 12 min.): Edison Studios’ adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic substitutes the archetypal Karloff monster with a beast resembling the hate child of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and It. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913, U.S., 26 min.): An abbreviated version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella. The Bewitched Inn (1897, France, 2 min.): VFX pioneer Georges Méliès presents the short spooky comedy of a traveler who checks into a hotel haunted by a mischievous presence. Elliott Levin, Brian Marsella and Ed Watkins provide live supporting music for these and other silent tales of terror. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., free.
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. 8 Women (2002, France/Italy, 111 min.): François Ozon celebrates France’s leading ladies in this musical whodunit with a madcap murderer on a holiday getaway. Tue., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., $5.
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