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5 Halloween Happenings + Win a pair of Weird Al Yankovic tickets!

We have many Halloween haunts for you to visit this October. Float on by our awesome events to get you into the spooky season.


Halloween Costume Drive & Exchange Drive

Saturday, October 21 | 10am – noon @ Douglass Community Center

  • FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Did we mention this is free? No need to donate, just choose the perfect new costume for you!
  • Over 50 costumes have been donated patrons as young as toddlers through adults. Come on, come all!
  • Can’t make it to the drive? No worries! Visit during any Douglass Community Center open hours and choose from the remaining costumes through Halloween.

FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH – News Gazette Film Series

Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27 | 7:00 pm @ Virginia Theatre



October 23 Strangers On A Train (1951) Rated PG (101 min)
October 24 The Trouble with Harry (1955) Rated PG (99 min)
October 25 To Catch a Thief (1955) Rated PG (106 min)
October 26 Rebecca (1940) Rated PG (130 min)
October 27 Psycho (1960) Rated R (109 min)

Save when you see all 5! Buy Tickets >>

Halloween FunFest

Thursday, October 26 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Market Place Mall

  • Hold on to your hats: the costume contest has MOVED! Kids can feature their costumes in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Each participant will receive a prize, and the top 10 in each category gets a goody bag, with the top 3 also receiving a trophy.
  • The Haunted House, hosted by Urbana Park District will be bigger and better than ever! The new location provides the opportunity to house the spookiest experience yet.  (11 & under, please)
  • Tutor Doctor is introducing a new activity. Make sure to hunt them down to see their surprise giveaway!


Nightmare on Grove Street

Saturday, October 28 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Douglass Park

  • Outdoor spooktacular fun is organized by UIUC’s RST class. Enjoy carnival games throughout the night!
  • Over 150 lbs of candy will be shared for the perfect trick or treat night.
  • A new, spooky, kid-friendly Hayrack Ride will be the highlight of your evening!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Saturday, October 28 | 7:00 pm @ Virginia Theatre

  • Costumes and props are encouraged!
  • Libations from Farren’s Pub and Eatery before and during the show.
  • Match wits with your fellow super fans at our Rocky Horror trivia game.
  • Automatically enter to win prizes, including a pair of tickets to see Weird Al Yankovic!

Volunteer opportunities are available at many of these events! Check out our Volunteer Page to sign up.

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