WESTFIELD, NJ — Fans of Westfield's annual AddamsFest festivities, celebrating cartoonist and former Westfield resident Charles Addams, can enjoy four films to be screened at "Dudley's Drive-In" in the South Avenue Station Parking Lot on Oct. 23 and 30.
Use this link (addamsfest.com) now and in the future for Addamsfest tickets, events, and updates, and see more links below.
"Dudley’s Drive-In invites all families to load up the car with their Wednesdays and Pugsleys for outdoor screenings of Halloween favorites," noted the city. "A little bit retro and naturally socially distant, a drive-in is the perfect addition to the 2020 AddamsFest lineup."
Dudley’s Drive-In is named after Dudley, the beloved skeleton artwork of Charles Addams that was unveiled during the inaugural year of AddamsFest in 2018. This life-sized work, drawn during Addams’ childhood, spent almost 100 years on the second floor of a barn on East Dudley Avenue before the current homeowners generously loaned it on a long-term basis to the town
The South Avenue train station lot will host four drive-in movie screenings (double check on the website before heading out):
Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.: It’s a Halloween pajama party for the families! Get comfy, put the kids in the car, and settle in for – what else? — The Addams Family, set right here in New Jersey.
Oct. 23, 9 p.m.: The second shift is for the braver audiences, with a screening of the classic thriller Psycho.
Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.: A second pajama party family screening will be held, this time with Hotel Transylvania.
Oct. 30, 10 p.m.: Calling all Brads and Janets (age 18+)! AddamsFest tradition lives on for a late-night screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
A limited number of early bird tickets will be priced at $25 per car ($30 for Rocky Horror), and were available at addamsfest.com starting this past Wednesday, with additional tickets to be sold in October.
Attendees are expected to follow all coronavirus-related protocols.
More events to come, and links
Also on the AddamsFest horizon is more information about the upcoming Maniacs’ Carving Contest and early bird ticket sales for the Tamaques Haunted Trail.
Details will be announced on the AddamsFest Facebook and Instagram pages (@AddamsFest) and via email to those subscribed to receive updates (addamsfest.com/updates).
All events are subject to change in accordance with public health guidelines. For more information on these programs and other AddamsFest festivities, visit addamsfest.com.
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