Arts & Entertainment

Historic Florida Theatre opens for “Movies Come Alive” haunted house

Theatre Plaza

For the first time since 1985, the Historic Florida Theatre will be opening its doors for a bewildering and chilling “Movies Come Alive” Haunted House production presented by Main Street Vero Beach and with thanks to the Brackett Family Limited Partnership; help from the terrifying talent of Michael Naffzinger’s Charter High school Drama Department; cooperation from the Fright Night Weekends five charitable groups; numerous generous sponsors and many valuable volunteers.

On Friday and Saturday, October 18, 19, 25, and 26 the PG-13 Terror on Main Street “Movies Come Alive” will be open for four shows only from 6-11:00pm.  Not for the faint at heart, courageous attendees will be taken on a thrilling trip through movies of yesteryear to today inside of the ghostly, spirit filled Theatre.  Tickets are $6.00 per person of any age and may be purchased, starting October 16th on their website at or at their office at 2036 14th Avenue Suite 103.

A FREE kid-friendly movie matinee for children UNDER 12 accompanied by an adult will be offered on Saturday, October 26th from 11:30am – 1:00pm, right after the City of Vero’s annual Halloween Parade downtown.  Cool and healthy treats from Growing Healthy Kids and Hero Pops will be given out to the matinee attendees and a special surprise, too, from Chef Chris at Osceola Bistro.

Then, on October 25th from 5:30 – 8:30pm MSVB’s Downtown Friday is throwing a Halloween Party with spooky festivities planned including bewitching tunes by The RetroRockers and a costume contest with prizes awarded.  The kids costume contest is on stage at 6:30pm and the adults will compete at 7:30pm.  Who knows what costumes, creatures, and creepiness might be roaming the streets??

Fright Night Weekends Vero Beach has MANY hauntingly spooktacular happenings so visit for details.

Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Florida Main Street program, part of the State Division of Historical Resources, and is a National Main Street Center member a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Across the nation, Main Street’s 4-point approach of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring has transformed the way communities revitalize, promote and manage their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.  Main Streets everywhere thrive again living on as places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.

Learn more about Main Street Vero Beach @, by visiting their Facebook page, or calling 772-643-6782.  The MSVB office is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm at 2036 14th Avenue Suite 103 under the historic Florida Theatre marquee downtown.


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