PRESTONSBURG — When the lights go down and the 1982 horror classic “Poltergeist” begins to play, the ghosts on screen won’t be the only things coming back to life.
The Strand Twin Theater will reopen its doors Saturday night to host the next installment of East Kentucky FearFest.
The FearFest is a monthly movie series that shows classic horror movies. Past installments of the series have all been shown at midnight, but since the Strand no longer has any movies playing that would conflict with an earlier schedule, this week’s showing of “Poltergeist” will begin at 8 p.m.
The theater closed its doors last month, citing decreasing attendance and an industrywide conversion to digital projectors, which would cost $200,000 to install. But the FearFest has been successful for both Deadpit.com, which created the series, and Absher Enterprises, which owns the Strand, and the two agreed to a deal which will allow it to continue.
In addition to “Poltergeist,” the FearFest has also announced its next three shows. They include “Alligator” on April 6, the original “Prom Night” on May 4, and “The Shining” on June 1.
Tickets for “Poltergeist” are $6, or $7 with a program, and can be purchased in advance at Deadpit.com.