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Friday free Frankenweenie movie in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White

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Town of Mocksville

Kick-off the Halloween season by bringing your friends and family to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Frankenweenie on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Mocksville Downtown Park on Main Street.

Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well until Victor’s fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals — with monstrous consequences.

The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 3 minutes long.

A parent or guardian is required to stay with children during the movie.

Frankenweenie is the final movie the Davie County Library and the Town of Mocksville will be hosting at the park this year.

Bring a chair or a blanket for seating.  Snacks are welcome.

For more information about the movie or downtown Halloween events, contact Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or tlangdon@mocksvillenc.org. To see a listing of all of downtown Mocksville’s upcoming events visit MocksvilleNC.org.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Bring your little ghosts and goblins back to downtown Mocksville on Oct. 31 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. for spooky fun. Merchants in full attire will welcome trick or treaters with goodies, Davie County Recreation and Parks will feature a haunted house and food trucks, and of course, homes along North Main Street will be decked out and ready for all the kids.

North Main Street will be closed between Cemetery and Church streets from 6-9 p.m.

Davie County Recreation and Parks will host its Halloween Spooktacular: Curse of the Living Brock from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brock Recreation Center at 644 N. Main St. The fee is $2 for adults, $1 for children (cash only).

Take a spooktacular adventure through the Brock Recreation Center as you explore the creatures of the Brock throughout the haunted museum tours. Join the spirits and a guide as they lead you through the ins and outs of each exhibit that is now home to a ghastly array of creatures and characters. Beware of the shadows lurking around the corners, not everything on display has been spared from the curse of the living Brock.

To soothe your spooky appetite, they will have some of the season’s favorite food vendors onsite with some wicked treats for purchase.

For more information visit https://www.daviecountync.gov/713/Halloween-Spooktacular or contact Davie County Recreation and Parks 336-753-8326 or email RecTeam@daviecountync.gov.