Remember the days of going to the theater - seeing the fresh popcorn coming out of the popper or getting your favorite candy? The Bama Theatre downtown has plans to bring that nostalgic feeling back this fall.

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The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is presenting Bama Art House: Nostalgic Fall Blockbuster Film Series starting in September.

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First off, they'll take us to the 80s with the highest-grossing movie of 1984 - a movie that had everyone asking, “Who you gonna call?” The smash hit Ghostbusters will be the first feature, scheduled for Tuesday, September 12.

Rated PG | 1h 45m


The following Tuesday, September 19, may be a feature you lose your head over. It’s Sleepy Hollow, released in 1999, featuring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.

Rated R | 1h 46m

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October 3 marks a very special occasion at the Bama Theater as the 26th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will be screened. Guests will be handed a voting card and official program before being asked to decide which one film and actor or actress they feel should take home the prize.

The Fog will be the featured film on October 10. The 2005 movie sees vengeful spirits haunting a small town off of Oregon's coast. The town’s dark past is revealed and the residents have to deal with the consequences.

Rated PG-13 | 1h 40m

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Finishing out the film series on October 24 is Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves. The classic story of Dracula and his blood lust, this film won three out of the four Oscars it was nominated for in 1993.

Rated R | 2h 8m

Each of the above events are scheduled to start at 7 p.m., with the venue's doors opening at 6 p.m. General admission for the series costs $10 per showing, with student and senior seating at $9 and tickets for Arts Council members at $8.

Moviegoers can secure admission for each event individually or via a $70 season pass that allows purchasers to see any 10 movies across the Bama Theatre's multiple movie series.

Tickets or passes can be purchased at the box office an hour before each screening. For more information, check out the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa's website, See you at the movies!

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