Forget about romantic comedies, scary movies are just as ideal for date night. What other movie genre warrants consecutive hours of holding each other tight? We’ve put together this guide to Halloween movies in Tampa Bay for your spooky viewing pleasure.
Rather than waiting until October 31 for a marathon, build the anticipation all season long by catching screenings of classic horror movies all around town.
Top picks for Halloween Movies in Tampa Bay
Friday, October 13 – 31, 2023 showtimes around 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Tampa’s most historic ~ and most haunted ~ movie palace is proud to present its most sinister series, A Nightmare on Franklin Street.
Bonus date idea – Late Night, Lights Off Paranormal Investigation and Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour, October 27 and 28, 2023.
Explore more ghost tours in Tampa Bay.
Silver Moon Drive-In
It’s a bit far to technically be Halloween movies in Tampa, but how fun would it be to watch Halloween movies at a drive-in? Get ready for a night of thrills and chills with Silver Moon Drive-In in Lakeland
Annual Halloween movie marathons $25 per car
4100 New Tampa Hwy Lakeland, FL 33815
October 6, 14, and 20, 2023 movie marathons
$25 per car or $60 for all 3 dates of marathons
Oct 6 marathon
Side one: Corpse Bride, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, Lost Boys, Nightmare on Elm Street
Side two: Hotel Transylvania, The Labyrinth, Ghostbusters , Christine, I know what you did Last
Oct 14 Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast featuring Hell On Heels
Oct 20 marathon
Megan, Black Phone, Belko experiment, Split, The Hunt
Side two: Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Wolfman, Wolfman meet’s
At Lakeland’s Silver Moon Drive-In Theater, take your pick from two screens featuring a nightly double feature of different first run movies. The concession area is stocked with affordably priced drinks (including beer!), popcorn and other snacks.
Movie on the Lawn
Link and more info TBA for 2023
Usually Armature Works hosts a movie night towards the end of October
Tips for a Halloween Movie Date
- Dress for a comfy movie-watching snuggle session (especially fun on a chilly night!).
- Talk about your comfort level ahead of time – are you into gore or not so much?
- Always arrive early about 30 minutes before showtime to stake out your spot!