Ghostly Fun on High Street

by Marianne Lods, Executive Director, Millville Development Corporation

Halloween is one of the most fun times in our community and throughout the region. We are pleased to sponsor the 2nd annual “Ghost Tour” on Friday, October 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. on High Street in the Glasstown Arts District. Through the staff and volunteer efforts of the City of Millville’s Recreation Volunteer Committee and the Main Street Millville (Arts District) organization, a fun-filled evening for the entire family is planned.

The main event includes “Solve the Murder Mystery,” a CLUE-like game of intrigue! Ten business locations will hold “clues” needed to figure out Who killed Captain Joseph Buck (Millville’s founder). Gamers will seek the answers to find the correct Suspect and the Weapon that was used in the crime. You will have from 6 to 8 p.m. to gather your clues. The suspects are figures from Millville’s history.

When you think you have solved the murder, you may enter it at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street. There will be a prize for the winner (in case of a tie, the winner will be drawn randomly).

A Halloween Carnival of Games will be set up on the Glasstown Plaza, weather permitting. The Village on High will be the host of a fire pit, shops will be open and refreshments available.

Also, at the Riverfront Renaissance Center, there will be refreshments and a costume contest for kids and adults. Enter at 8 p.m. for the judging and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

KIDS (12 and under)
• Scariest/Creepiest for Boy & Girl
• Most Original for Boy & Girl
• Best Famous Character for Boy & Girl

ADULTS:
• Scariest/Creepiest
• Funniest
• Most Original

ALL AGES:
• Best Couple or Group
• Judges Choice Award (optional)

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More fun is in store for Saturday, October 26. The Glasstown Artists Theatre Group will present a “Mostly Ghostly” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street. There is a $10 admission fee at the door. The talented group will offer music, poetry, skits, and short plays. The show will be produced again on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m.

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On Friday, October 25, the Levoy Theatre will present the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a classic in Halloween cinema.In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation, a muscular man named “Rocky.” The first showing is at 8 p.m. and is the film only. Seating is general admission and cost is $10.

Do you want the full experience with the Shadow Cast? Doors open at 11 p.m., pre-show at 11:30 p.m. and film at 12 midnight. You are encouraged to come in costume, but it is not required. This performance admission is $15 and can be purchased in advance.

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Whatever you choose to do on All Hallows’ Eve, you can start or end your evening with a fine meal or quick bite at any of our downtown eateries. Live music will be plentiful. Tell your friends and family to join you at this fun weekend!

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