By Lynn Venhaus
Local Spotlight: Legends and Lanterns
A fun weekend can be had on Main Street in St. Charles.
Legends & Lanterns® is a “spirited” journey through Halloween History is an annual event that finds its inspiration from the past.
“From the vintage charm of Halloween in the 1910s-1930s, to the historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians, to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales; this event will offer treats and tricks for guests of all ages. A little bit silly. A little bit macabre. But all in fun,” so it states on the website.
Dates and Times
Sat, 10/22: 11am to 6pm
Sun, 10/23: Noon to 5pm
Fri, 10/28: 5pm to 8pm
Sat, 10/29: 11am to 8pm
Sun, 10/30: Noon to 5pm
Stage: Personal Transformation and Triumph
The Black Mirror Theatre Company presents “Roll With It!” at Kranzberg Arts Center black box theater
Katie Rodriguez Bannister was paralyzed from the chest down in an SUV rollover accident in 1990. She was 25. This is her story. Only three more performances left – Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Here’s my review: https://www.poplifestl.com/roll-with-it-shares-a-challenging-path-with-warmth-and-humor/?fbclid=IwAR2ycAmBil46xXR7dhw5iRvwmEDxRKeBr9yLgOlIl5h5mNkIRDsh2hWG2eM
For more about Katie, read the Webster-Kirkwood Times article by Julie Brown Patton:
Movie: Julia and George Together Again
Megastars Julia Roberts and George Clooney, who’ve made five movies together, reunite in “Ticket to Paradise,” for a formulaic rom-com that is pure escapism, the kind of “Mom movie” that women of a certain age will enjoy. Here’s my review:
New Year’s Eve Plans: Nikki Glaser tickets on sale
Tickets went on sale this morning, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster for Nikki Glaser: One Night with Nikki Glaser at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Stifel Theatre.
Ticket Link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06005D4ECF257338
Spooktacular Movies at the Drive-In
Drive-In Time: Slashfest is Oct. 28-29 at the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, officially ending the season. However, this weekend, you can enjoy Pre-Slashfest with a combo of new and old movies.
Here is the schedule for, October 21 & 22…
Screen 1 – Halloween Ends R 8:00 and Frankenstein 1931 NR 10:00
Screen 2 – Poltergeist PG 8:00 and The Lost Boys R 10:10
The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Ads and previews start at 7:50. Good idea to arrive early.
If you want to request a reserved spot for an additional $10, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us which movie you want to see, which night you want to attend, and the year/make/model of your vehicle. Be sure to include all information or your request will be returned to you.
Trailer: The Crown Season 5
Season 5 will drop on Nov. 9 on Netflix, with Elizabeth Debecki as Princess Diana, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.
Taylor Swift Dropped “Midnights” — here’s a tract:
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.