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Archived News Release from 2008

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Scare on the Square” FREE Halloween-Inspired Movies Outdoors in October – at Courthouse Square

Redwood City, CA - October 2, 2008 - Redwood City announces another of its incredible variety of FREE activities, perfect for the whole family! Saturday, October 4th is the start of “Scare on the Square” FREE Halloween-inspired outdoor movies! The first feature is “Addams Family” which shows at 6:45 pm.

The community is invited to join with friends, families, and neighbors for three weekends of FREE Halloween-inspired spooky films right on Courthouse Square (weather permitting). In addition to “The Addams Family” kids and adults alike will enjoy the hit “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” as well as Tim Burton’s now-classic film, “Edward Scissorhands” on our 25-foot inflatable outdoor BIG screen! With the variety of restaurants downtown, many people will make an evening of it with dinner and a movie. Save your receipts because we will be giving away free popcorn with proof of purchase from any Downtown business on the day of the movie.

Here’s the full schedule for Redwood City’s “Scare on the Square”

  • October 4th 6:45 pm – “The Addams Family” (PG-13)
  • October 11th 6:45 pm – “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (PG)
  • October 18th 6:45 pm “Edward Scissorhands” (PG)

These free outdoor movies are sponsored by the City of Redwood City and its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, and Redevelopment Agency. More details about “Scare on the Square” as well as Redwood City’s other events are available at

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Jordana Freeman
Redwood City Parks

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