Picture House Uckfield teams up with horror website this Halloween weekend

The Picture House Uckfield, established in 1916, recently announced that it will continue to screen films for as long as it possibly can in the face of the adversity brought on by the pandemic

This has allowed them to schedule COVID-safe screenings of the National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) on the 30th and 31st of October respectively – this is reassuring news for horror film buffs and general cinema goers alike

In a recent statement, Uckfield Picturehouse owner Kevin Markwick explained: “We are not going anywhere, we are going to make it through. This place is too special and too important to too many people, Our hearts go out to all our friends and colleagues at Cineworld and all the other major chains facing this”

Love Horror has worked hard this year to support horror film festivals including London’s Arrow Video FrightFest, as many of them resorted to online-only events, due to the restrictions that are
currently in place

Alex Humphrey, Editor-in-chief at Love Horror said: “The impact of COVID-19 on the cinema industry has been devastating and it has hit us very hard. You can’t beat the experience of seeing a horror film on the big screen and we’re doing all we can to help ensure we will all be able to do that again safely, as soon as we can

“We have a strong emotional connection with the Picture House and it is a cinema with a rich heritage, we jumped at the chance of being able to work with them to host a double-bill of horror – and at the spookiest time of year too!” Those wanting to secure a seat at the cinema over the Halloween weekend can now make their booking online