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Concession Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada

905.902.LOVE

The Zoetic is more than a theatre, it's a creative way of life on Hamilton Mountain. Theatre, interactive movies, dance, live music, magic, and more. The Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON  L8V 1A6

Tickets & Info

See what's up and coming at The Zoetic.

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Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Shining

How about some good Halloween chills with Stanley Kubrick's psychological thriller The Shining, based on the book by Stephen King. See it before you see the sequel in November.

It's terrifying and haunting, and so much fun to see Jack Nicholson go crazy! Pair this creepy movie with our delicious Signature Cocktails, a group of friends, and our Halloween costume contest, and you’ve got the makings of a great evening!

About The Shining: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Join us Friday, October 25 at 8pm ONLY (Doors at 7pm)
Halloween costume attire recommended!
1980/R/119min

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Elf: The Epic Experience

We're kicking off the holiday season with a fun twist on a seasonal favourite! Experience the movie Elf like never before, with our signature Quote-Along, Sing-Along, Prop Bags, Costume Contest, and Specialty Drinks for young and old. 

About the movie: Buddy (Will Farrell), a human baby raised as an elf heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a "Scrooge" and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn't believe in Santa. Even the snowmen aren't friendly in New York.

Join us for a playful evening filled with laughs, fun interaction, a great movie, and... candy!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th at 7PM ONLY

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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Sound of Music Sing-Along

The Zoetic Presents... A Christmas Tradition that's fun for the whole family - it's our Sound of Music Sing-Along! A Christmas Classic that you can get involved in. Don't know all the words? Don't worry, we'll have them onscreen for you. Experience the film like never before and sing out to your heart's content!

Plus, we've specially designed a prop bag to go with the movie, so you can get the full experience this Christmas!

A heartwarming story: Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain to care for his children. Captain Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. 

PG/1965/155min

Sunday, December 15th at 2pm (doors open at 1pm)
This show has an intermission.

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Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Polar Express PJ Screening

We're kicking off the Christmas holidays with our famous Polar Express Pyjama Screening!

Bring the kids in their PJs to this special screening of the magical Christmas movie, The Polar Express. We'll have lots of treats and hot chocolate to add to your holiday joy! Plus grab a Signature Prop Bag for the full experience.

About the movie: Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa. 

PG/2004/100 min

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 at 10AM

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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Shape of Water

HAMILTON’S MONSTER OF A VALENTINE

Presenting one of the most romantic creature-features ever made, The Shape of Water. This multiple Oscar-winning film, shot in Hamilton and Toronto, will make you fall in love with the monster in your life. Sure we’re being cheeky, but perhaps it’s also true.

It was hailed with four Oscars wins including Best Picture and Best Director, and was nominated for nine others.

Guillermo Del Toro, known as one of the great creature-creators in modern cinema, is very public about his love of Hamilton - and we love him for it. With filming locations in and around our cinematic city, keep your eyes peeled for places you know as you watch. 

Plus, we’re celebrating your special love relationship with some monster wines, and bold local beers.

The Shape of Water: An other-wordly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. 

“A strange and soaring monster love story.”
-Vanity Fair

What better place to watch a classic creature-feature than Hamilton’s 90-year old funky vintage theatre. Have an award-winning Valentine’s evening at The Zoetic!

2017/14A/119min

Friday, February 15 at 8pm ONLY

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Grease Sing-Along! SOLD OUT

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The weather is chilly, but we are here to take you to a warm summer of song as we bring back one of our most popular events, our Grease Sing-Along! 

Experience the thrill of singing out your favourite songs with a theatre-full of other Grease-lovers. It doesn't get much better than that!

Oh wait, or does it...

How about prizes for Best Costume, Signature Drinks,  and don't forget to get your hands on our NEW and IMPROVED Prop Bags filled with collectibles, novelty items, and candies that bring you the full experience of the movie! And don't worry, we'll teach you the hand jive before the show and have the lyrics onscreen for all the big musical numbers!

The most popular movie musical of all time, "Grease" merges the talents of solid gold recording star Olivia Newton-John as good girl Sandy and John Travolta of "Saturday Night Fever" fame as greaser Danny in this nostalgic look at the Fabulous Fifties.

1978/110min/PG

Saturday, January 26th at 7PM

Doors Open at 6pm

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Die Hard

Nothing gets an action-movie lover in the Christmas spirit better than Die Hard. We’re excited to present the original John McClane masterpiece in partnership with the Hamilton Film Festival.

Get ready for trivia, prizes, costumes, and an awesome movie! Yippee ki-yay!

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.

Who’s your favourite character - is it Alan Rickman’s skulky bad guy; is it Reginald VelJohnson’s lovable sidekick cop; Alexander Godunov’s hunky terrorist; or John McClane’s sharp-tongued take-a-beating hero? We love ‘em all.

Get dressed up in your best action hero (or villain) costume and join us December 21 at 8pm for some naughty Christmas joy.
R/1988/132min.

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Event

The Zoetic is a proud venue partner with the Hamilton Film Festival, now in its 13th year and oozing with Hamilton and international talent. Be sure to join us.

The opening night gala features short films, a fashion show, and a rock concert with Nathan Fleet and the HPO String Quartet.

$15 adv. $20 door (plus H.S.T.)

Doors 6:30pm

Fashion Show - 7:30pm

Films - 8:30pm

Concert - 9pm

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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It's here! We're proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a one-of-a-kind movie experience just in time for Halloween! 

Costumes and traditions are encouraged, of course. Don't dream it, be it! Be sure and do it up with our Signature Prop Bags and Cocktails! What a night!

About the movie: Newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, encounter car trouble on a rainy night. When they stop to ask for help, they find themselves in a bizarre place! It's the castle of a charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They are offered shelter for the night, but will they want to stay?
(R/100min/1975) 

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 27th, 2018  - 11:00pm /Doors open at 10:00pm
This is a 19+ event.

This event is expected to sell out.

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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It's here! We're proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a one-of-a-kind movie experience just in time for Halloween! 

Costumes and traditions are encouraged, of course. Don't dream it, be it! Be sure and do it up with our Signature Prop Bags and Cocktails! What a night!

About the movie: Newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, encounter car trouble on a rainy night. When they stop to ask for help, they find themselves in a bizarre place! It's the castle of a charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They are offered shelter for the night, but will they want to stay?
(R/100min/1975) 

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 27th, 2018  - 7:00pm /Doors open at 6:00pm
This is a 19+ event.

This event is expected to sell out.

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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We continue our Halloween Thrills at the Zoetic with a family-friendly Steven Spielberg masterpiece, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Take a break from violent superhero sequelmania and introduce this loveable, uplifting friendship story to your children... or just enjoy it for yourself.

And of course, it wouldn’t be right without some Zoetic-style excitement, like our Costume Contest, and Signature Cocktail.

THE STORY: An alien botanist who gets stranded on Earth and is found and befriended by a young boy named Elliot (Thomas). Nicknamed E.T., the alien learns from Elliot about life on Earth, while Elliot learns about the true meaning of friendship and love. As government agents close in on E.T.'s location, the pair embark on the adventure of a lifetime as Elliot tries to help E.T. return to his home planet.

Its all part of our Halloween Thrills at the Zoetic! By the way, all of October at The Zoetic is Dress-up!

Saturday, October 20th at 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)

1982/PG/121min

Advance Tickets $12 | At The Door $14

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Lost Boys

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Presenting the winner of our Facebook Halloween poll - it’s The Lost Boys from 1987! It’s Corey, Corey and Kiefer in this vampire-fighting classic film.

And of course, it wouldn’t be right without some Zoetic-style excitement, like our Costume Contest, and Signature Cocktail.

The story…

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

It’s okay - be a teen again for one night! Its all part of our Halloween Thrills at the Zoetic! By the way, all of October at The Zoetic is Dress-up!

1987 / 97 mins

Friday, October 12th 7:30 PM (Doors Open at 6:30pm)

Advanced Tickets $12 | At The Door $14


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Oct
6
to Oct 7

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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It's here! We're proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a one-of-a-kind movie experience just in time for Halloween! 

Costumes and traditions are encouraged, of course. Don't dream it, be it! Be sure and do it up with our Signature Prop Bags and Cocktails! What a night!

About the movie: Newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, encounter car trouble on a rainy night. When they stop to ask for help, they find themselves in a bizarre place! It's the castle of a charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They are offered shelter for the night, but will they want to stay?
(R/100min/1975) 

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 6th, 2018  - 11:00pm /Doors open at 10:00pm
This is a 19+ event.

This event is expected to sell out.

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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It's here! We're proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a one-of-a-kind movie experience just in time for Halloween! 

Costumes and traditions are encouraged, of course. Don't dream it, be it! Be sure and do it up with our Signature Prop Bags and Cocktails! What a night!

About the movie: Newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, encounter car trouble on a rainy night. When they stop to ask for help, they find themselves in a bizarre place! It's the castle of a charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They are offered shelter for the night, but will they want to stay?
(R/100min/1975) 

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 6th, 2018  - 7:00pm /Doors open at 6:00pm
This is a 19+ event.

This event is expected to sell out.

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Room

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It's Here! Put on your best red dresses and ill-fitting suits as we present one of the biggest cult-classic films: The Room. Experience the bizarre and unconventional storyline that makes this film so popular. We will prepare you with some screening rituals, making sure you get the full experience of spoon throwing and obnoxious yelling!

Johnny is a San Franciscan man who seems to have it all: a high-paying job as a banker, a bunch of friends--one of them being Mark, to whom he's the closest--and a beautiful fiancee named Lisa, whom he's been engaged to for seven years. From the outset, Johnny's got everything going for him...that is, until he faces the worst form of betrayal ever, and from then on everything begins to crumble.

Join us Friday April 20th at 7:30pm, Doors Open at 6:30pm

2003/ 14A / 99min

Now, every ticket includes a FREE Unique Interactive Bundle for added experience!

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Grease Sing-Along Dance-Along!

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The weather is chilly, but we are here to take you to a warm summer of song as we bring back our most popular events from the year, including our Grease Sing-Along!

Experience the thrill of singing out your favourite songs with a theatre-full of other Grease-lovers. It doesn't get much better than that!

Oh wait, or does it...

How about prizes for Best Costume! A Hula-hoop contest!  An included interactive bundle to enjoy the full experience! And don't worry, we'll teach you the hand jive before the show and have the lyrics onscreen for all the big musical numbers!

The most popular movie musical of all time, "Grease" merges the talents of solid gold recording star Olivia Newton-John as good girl Sandy and John Travolta of "Saturday Night Fever" fame as greaser Danny in this nostalgic look at the Fabulous Fifties.

1978/110min/PG

Saturday, February 24th at 7PM

Doors Open at 6pm

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Dec
17
2:30 PM14:30

Sound of Music Sing-Along

The Zoetic Presents... A Christmas Tradition that's fun for the whole family - it's our Sound of Music Sing-Along! A Christmas Classic that you can get involved in. Don't know all the words? Don't worry, we'll have them onscreen for you. Experience the film like never before and sing out to your heart's content!

Plus, we've specially designed a prop bag to go with the movie, so you can get the full experience this Christmas!

A heartwarming story: Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain to care for his children. Captain Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. 

PG/1965/155min

Sunday, December 17 at 2:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
This show has an intermission.

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Elf: The Epic Experience

We're kicking off the holiday season with a fun twist on a seasonal favourite! Experience the movie Elf like never before, with our signature Quote-Along, Sing-Along, Prop Bags, Costume Contest, and Specialty Drinks for young and old. 

About the movie: A human baby raised as an elf heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a "Scrooge" and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn't believe in Santa. Even the snowmen aren't friendly in New York.

Join us for a playful evening filled with laughs, fun interaction, a great movie, and... candy!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 7PM ONLY
PG/1hr 37min/2003

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Nov
12
1:30 PM13:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Rust and Bone & Author Craig Davidson

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Presented by GritLit and the Hamilton Film Festival

RUST AND BONE

It all begins in the North of France. Ali suddenly finds himself with a five year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister in Antibes. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious. Ali first runs into Stephanie during a night club brawl. He drives her home and leaves her his phone number. He is poor, she is beautiful and self-assured, a princess: his complete opposite. Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. When Ali sees her next, his princess is confined to a wheel chair: she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions. He simply helps her, with no compassion or pity. And she comes alive again.

AFTER THE FILM

Craig Davidson will be available for a Q&A and will be selling and signing his new book, Precious Cargo. CRAIG DAVIDSON was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published three previous books of literary fiction: Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter, and Sarah Court. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus, and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner and their child. 

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: Scream For Me Sarajevo/PRISMIND

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FILM + CONCERT

This night is all about the power and celebration of music, specifically Heavy Metal, as we journey back to 1994 when a live concert, by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden's frontman), changed the lives of the town's people who struggled to simply feel human again during the seigein Sarajevo. This film deals with the impact of the seige, and a concert that almost didn't happen.

After the film we will celebrate with a local band performing their brand of Heavy Metal, with perhaps a few inspiring tunes related to the film! 

Scream For Me Sarajevo is a documentary film about Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege; specifically a film about the music scene in the besieged Bosnian capital with special focus on a concert held in the city's BKC music hall by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) on December 14, 1994. It is a film about people who risked their lives to perform for the people who risked their lives in order to live them. Watch the trailer here

PRISMIND is a Canadian metal band based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in2013, the group is known for its intricate guitar solos, amazing rhythm section and soaring vocals. Their sound is reminiscent of traditional British heavy metal with a strong modern American metal influence.Prismind has just released their debut album, "Disciples By Design". The group’s popularity is steadily growing amongst metal fans across the globe.

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Nov
10
9:30 PM21:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Canadian Comedy Shorts

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Guaranteed to be an amazing night! 9 amazing comedies and they are connected to the Hammer!! 

Our comedy programs sell out every year

CANADIAN COMEDY SHORTS (88min)

I Phub You (Shannon Hunt / 10m) 
Yes I Canada (Katarzyna Kochany / 5m)
Glove Me Tender (Florian Francois / 2m)
Cold Call (Philippe Bovet / 10m)
Rencontre (Brennan Martin / 8m)
What About Shelley ( Kyle Reaume / 13m)
Dollar King (Trevor Smith / 15m)
Mr.s Rafferty's Red Roses (Greg Kovacs / 6m)
Bully (Justin Sanchez / 19m) 

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: That Never Happened

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THAT NEVER HAPPENED (Ryan Boyko / Documentary / Hamilton / 75min) reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it. TRAILER

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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It's here! We're proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a one-of-a-kind movie experience just in time for Halloween! 

Costumes and traditions are encouraged, of course. Don't dream it, be it! Be sure and do it up with our Signature Prop Bags and Cocktails! What a night!

About the movie: Newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, encounter car trouble on a rainy night. When they stop to ask for help, they find themselves in a bizarre place! It's the castle of a charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They are offered shelter for the night, but will they want to stay?(R/100min/1975) 

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 28, 2017  Two Shows ONLY - 7:00pm & 11:00pm
This is a 19+ event.

This event is expected to sell out.

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Shining

Our Halloween Thrills continue with Stanley Kubrick's psychological thriller The Shining, based on the book by Stephen King. It's terrifying and haunting, and so much fun to see Jack Nicholson go crazy! 

To make it even more thrilling, we've added a short horror film thanks to our friends at the Hamilton Film Festival!

About The Shining: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

About HFF Short Film: ODDS by Jeffery Scott Fowler, 20m short crime / drama. Drowning in the malaise of his mediocre existence, John has decided to test fate and play the odds by becoming one of six contestants in a deadly game of chance. It's a gamble where winning will bring him a fresh start and losing means a body bag.

Join us Friday, October 20 at 8pm ONLY
1980/R/119min

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Friday The 13th

They were warned... They are doomed... And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.

We're going back to 1980 to relive one of the definitive slasher films which is now a cult classic. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller, the film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Kevin Bacon!

As an added bonus, we've got a horror short film thanks to the Hamilton Film Festival. Local director, Kyle Hytonen's Massacre at Femur Creek, a 19 minute horror-comedy!

It's all part of our Halloween thrills at The Zoetic!

Friday, October 13th at 8pm ONLY! 
1980/Rated R/95 min

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