COLDWATER – As Tibbits prepares to celebrate Friday the 13th and all of its creepy, haunted glory, they would like to thank Dr. Matthew Christopher and his staff for their sponsorship of Monster Fest.
The annual event appropriately features the film “Friday the 13th, part six: Jason Lives.” It opens with the synth-horror-punk band, Silicon Heartbeat, at 8:30pm and concludes with a ghost hunt led by Scaredy Cats Paranormal following the film.
Matthew C. Christopher, DDS, PC has been a generous supporter of the theatre for more than 10 years as corporate members, sponsors of Popcorn Theatre, the auction, Kids Art Rocks and the Classic Film Series.
They are proud to support the theatre saying, “We appreciate the various opportunities Tibbits offers to the community and hope to be a part of that for many years to come.” Dr. Christopher and his staff craft smiles to last a lifetime. They enhance community health by providing quality dental care for the entire family. Conveniently located in Union City and Coldwater, they handle most treatment in office. They see children as early as one-year-old and accept most insurances. Matthew C. Christopher can be reached at (517) 741-4565 or online at UCSmiles.com.
The movie “Friday the 13th” is rated R and minimum age for the ghost hunt is 15. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 and are available online at Tibbits.org. The event is held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI 49036
COLDWATER – Celebrate Friday the 13th in all of its creepy, haunted glory with the annual Monster Fest at Tibbits Opera House. Admission $10
Silicon Heartbeat opens the night with music influenced by the classic B-horror films of the 50s and 60s. The Kalamazoo based synth-funk-punk band takes the stage at 8:30 pm.
Then “Jason Lives” at 9 pm with the showing of the 1986 film “Friday the 13th, part six: Jason Lives.” After years of being tormented by memories of being stalked by the infamous Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis tracks down Jason’s grave to finally prove to himself that Jason is in fact dead. However, a sudden lightning strike resurrects Jason to which he once again begins another murder spree at Camp Crystal Lake, now known as Camp Forest Green. Failing to convince the authorities that Jason has returned from the grave, it’s now up to Tommy to stop Jason all by himself. “Jason Lives” is considered a fan favorite of the series partly because of its dark humor and instances of breaking the fourth wall.
Scaredy Cats Paranormal closes the evening with an authentic ghost hunt after the film. The Michigan-based paranormal investigation duo, composed of twin sisters Mindy and Megan Young, will take those wishing to experience this ghostly search, on a tour through the theatre to discover just how haunted it might be. This is not a gimmick-filled evening, it’s a legitimate investigation with real instruments to measure paranormal activity. Scaredy Cats has been exploring haunted buildings throughout the region and are extremely excited to explore the historic Tibbits Opera House.
Tickets for this event are $10. “Friday the 13th Part Six” is rated R. Minimum age for the ghost hunt is 15; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Concessions, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the theatre.
To order tickets, please visit Tibbits.org or call 517-278-6029.
COLDWATER – On Saturday,
October 26 at 5:30pm, Tibbits Opera House once again unleashes its MONSTER FEST
for the fourth year for another evening-long Halloween event.
Before Coldwater’s Halloween parade starts,
head to Tibbits and watch what is considered to be one of the most beloved
family films of the 90s, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus.” In 1693, three sisters,
Winifred, Mary and Sarah are executed for practicing witchcraft but not before
their living book of spells reveals to them a way for the trio to return from
the dead. 300 years later, teenager Max Dennison is a newcomer to Salem, must
spend the evening escorting annoying little sister door to door for trick or
treating while their parents enjoy the town Halloween dance. Max’s efforts to
impress a girl lead him to break the curse and bring the sisters Sanderson back
from the dead. Thus begins a non-stop, fun-filled chase that has the fate of
all the children of Salem hanging in the balance.
The evening continues
after the parade with 1984s cultural phenomenon “Gremlins.” Bank teller Billy Peltzer is given a small
creature known as a Mogwai for Christmas by his father. Billy is then told there
are three VERY important rules he must follow to properly care for his strange
new pet, which Billy names Gizmo: Don’t get him wet, no food after midnight, and
keep him away from bright light. In true monster movie fashion, Billy almost
immediately fails to follow two of the three rules. The accidental violation of
the first two rules unleashes an uncontrollable horde of small, mean-spirited
and mischievous green monsters who proceed to terrorize the unsuspecting town
of Kingston Falls.
MONSTER FEST 4 comes to a close with “Critters,”
which will begin around 10pm. After breaking out of an intergalactic prison, a
pack of small creatures known as Krits steal a ship and make their way to the
closest planet with enough life to satisfy their voracious appetite, Earth. Pursued
by a pair of shapeshifting bounty hunters the Krits begin to turn the
inhabitants of a small town into lunch. Looking to capitalize on the success of
“Gremlins,” Hollywood gave the green light to any movie involving small
destructive creatures. Films like “The Gate,” “Ghoulies” and“Munchies” were the order of the day. Even
though “Critters” spawned from the desire to rip off a major blockbuster it has
lasted longer than intended, spawning four sequels, the most recent being
released this year and the third starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio. 2019 also
saw the release of a recent limited run TV series. It is a must-see for any fan
of 80s monster movies.
MONSTER FEST 4 is the
first installment of the Tibbits Classic Film Series, an 8-part set of
monthly double features showcasing Hollywood classics from every decade. The entire Classic Film Series is sponsored
by Dr. Matthew Christopher, DDS. Admission to the film series is
free unless noted. Concessions, including a cash bar, will be available for purchase.
For more information, please visit Tibbits.org or call 517-278-6029.