Beetlejuice (1988) || Parkway Saturday Matinee
Saturday, October 27th
12:30pm Doors || 1pm Screening
$5 Age 12 & Under || $8 Age 13 & Up
Director: Tim Burton
After happily married couple Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin), die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house.
When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
What happens next is as eye-popping as it is impossible to describe. And that's what makes Beetlejuice such a delight; it's an experience, rather than another helping of the same old thing. While incredibly simple, storywise (Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson conceived the idea), it brilliantly creates a sense of wonder missing from so many current Hollywood films. Driven by director Tim Burton (Pee Wee's Big Adventure) and his fanciful imagination, the film is colorful, delightfully deranged and endlessly inventive — a grand-scale funhouse that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.