While temperatures may be starting to drop, the fun of fall is certainly making its arrival known. With an increase in outdoor events in a COVID-19 world, Circle Theatre and Wealthy Theatre have once again come up with a creative way to safely engage patrons and the community as the seasons change.
Circle Theatre is partnering with Wealthy Theatre to host six nights of movies on the lawn at Circle Theatre, featuring multiple showings of cult classics The Rocky Horror Picture Show and timeless Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus.
The Halloween spirit is sure to be thriving, and guests are welcome to bring their picnic baskets, blankets, beach chairs, favorite costumes, friends, and family. Social distancing between groups and masks (when not seated) are required, so guests are free to spread out and enjoy a perfect Michigan fall night.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 1 – 3, 2020
You'll be doing the Time Warp while celebrating the kickoff to the Halloween season! A cash bar with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a concession stand with popcorn and candy will be available. Picnic-style food is welcome, and patrons can get join in all the fun with $5 Prop Bags, featuring everything you'll need to be the ultimate Rocky Horror participant. Doors open at 7 p.m., followed by a costume contest at 7:45 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.
October 8 – 10, 2020
This special, family-friendly showing for all ages is brought to you by The Cheryl Grant Real Estate Team. A concession stand with popcorn and candy will be available, and picnic-style food is welcome. Patrons can get into the witching spirit with $5 Witches Bags, featuring everything you and your kids will need to put a spell on your friends and family! Doors open at 7 p.m., followed by a costume contest at 7:45 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.
"Local theatre has taken a deep hit this summer with multiple postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19," said Ashlee McGreevy, Marketing & Outreach Specialist, Circle Theatre. "These intermissions have left both Circle Theatre and Wealthy Theatre with the need to bring in revenue, but also a renewed commitment to keeping theater alive for our audiences and our performers."
Circle Theatre is keeping that commitment through safe and entertaining community events.
"These events are just one of the many ways that you can help support Circle Theatre and Wealthy Theatre," McGreevy added.
Tickets are $15, with all proceeds directly supporting local theater through Circle Theatre and Wealthy Theatre. For more information on the October's Movies at Circle, to purchase tickets, or to find more ways to support Circle Theatre, call the box office at 616.456.6656 or visit Circle Theatre. More information about upcoming events at Wealthy Theatre could also be found on their website.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for West Michigan Woman.
Photos courtesy of Circle Theatre Grand Rapids.