The first, the original and the soon to be legendary - at least according to the Town of Monument - Retro Scary Movie Night's are taking this place this month during specific evenings.
“The Halloween scene is rolling around so we figured this would be a great time to show some solid family movies,” said Josh Steinfeld who handles marketing for the Town of Monument. “The movies are a good balance of fun, a little bit of scary, and great for the family.”
The movies are being shown at the Monument Marketplace in Jackson Creek near the Clocktower. Popcorn and beverages are being provided free of charge by Walmart. Hot chocolate will be donated by It's a Grind.
The event kicked off on Oct. 3 with the showing of the 1983 classic “Ghostbusters.” More than 100 people showed up and watched the film, which screened at 7 p.m.
“We're pleased and excited by the turnout,” Steinfeld said. “We expect a much larger turnout next week.
“We're not taking the whole event too seriously. We just want people to come out and enjoy themselves.”
“Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” is scheduled for Oct. 10. The final two movies are “Gremlins” (Oct. 17) and “Beetlejuice” (Oct. 26).
“These wonderful community events represent the first of many new initiatives based on a recently launched marketing effort the town has begun to entice people from Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and across the Front Range to visit our wonderful hamlet,” said Pamela Smith, Monument Town Manager. “We look forward to hosting movie enthusiasts or just people looking to come to Monument for dinner, shopping and an old fashioned fun night out underneath the stars.”