Simpsonville hosts Halloween movie night

Free event for families on October 24
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Released by Simpsonville Parts & Recreation.
Simpsonville, S.C. — Families are invited to Simply Spooky Movie Night on Oct. 24 at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park for family-friendly Halloween fun.

Hosted by Simpsonville Parks & Recreation and Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce with sponsor Ray Thompson's Upstate Karate, Simply Spooky Movie Night will feature a free showing of the kids Halloween movie ParaNorman inside the CCNB Amphitheatre. The first 1,500 kids to enter the Amphitheatre will receive a packaged Treat Bag with Halloween-themed candy, toys, games and (of course) hand sanitizer.

Simpsonville Special Events Coordinator Lisa Everidge said Parks & Rec is excited to host an event for the community with the Chamber.

"Simply Spooky Movie Night is about providing safe outdoor fun for kids and their families," Everidge said. "The CCNB Amphitheatre is a great venue for showing a movie because it allows for social distancing. We invite people to come out in costumes, get some candy and enjoy a simply spooky night."

CEO and President of the Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Allison McGarity said the Chamber is proud to work with the Parks & Recreation Department and business community to make the event happen for Simpsonville considering the challenges caused by COVID-19.

"Our business community has overwhelmingly stepped up to help us ensure that each guest has a safe and special evening," McGarity said. "Presenting sponsor Upstate Karate has been a long-time supporter of our Halloween events, and their willingness to sponsor again in this crazy year goes to show how much they love the kids and families of Simpsonville. We can’t wait to share the excitement on October 24th!"

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Simply Spooky Movie Night is taking the place of Halloween at Heritage Park for 2020. While the City and Chamber will miss hosting Halloween at Heritage Park this year, they look forward to giving Simpsonville residents and visitors an opportunity for fall fun, after which the two will start to "conjure" up Halloween at Heritage Park for 2021.

Gates for Simply Spooky Movie Night will open at 6, and the 90-minute movie will begin at sundown around 7.

For more information, visit the Simply Spooky Movie Night Facebook page and the Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce website.