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Halloween-themed drive-in movie series coming to Boston

Kelley Medina sat on the hood of her car while watching the previews for the movie in the Boston Convention Center parking lot in July.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

It’s the time of the year for spooky movies, and the City of Boston has you covered.

For three nights in late October, Boston residents can attend Halloween-themed drive-in movies for free at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Showings will begin at 6 p.m. each night from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24.

The series will feature family-friendly Halloween movies such as “Halloweentown,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “The Addams Family.” After the family-friendly movies, there will be showings of “Get Out,” “Psycho,” and “Scream,” which viewers must be 18 years or older to watch.


“Our hope is that these movie nights can provide a safe, fun fall activity for Boston residents of all ages,” Walsh said in the statement.

Attendees are encouraged to “get in the holiday spirit” and dress in costumes for the movie showings, the statement said.

All attendees must preregister by car through an RSVP on Eventbrite, which can be accessed through boston.gov/drive-in-movies.

A matinee showing of “Hocus Pocus” will be held in partnership with the Age Strong Commission at noon on Oct. 23. Those interested can register through the Age Strong Commission at 617-635-3959 or marybeth.kelly@boston.gov.

Matt Berg can be reached at matthew.berg@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mattberg33.