Safe Halloween Events in Pinecrest


Valentina Arias

The Spooky Drive-In Movie Theater, Zombie Truck or Treat Drive-thru, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Howl-O-Ween are some of the safe activities you can partake in during Halloween this year.

Kate Markus and Amy-Grace Shapiro

With Halloween coming up, COVID-19 may make traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, dances and more infeasible from a safety standpoint. 

To create a sense of normalcy, the Village of Pinecrest plans to host a variety of events on the days leading up to and on Halloween. These events include:

The Spooky Drive-In Movie Theater 

On Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., the movie “The Addams Family” will play at the Village Green, 5855 Killian Parkway. Although the event has sold out, people can still purchase tickets the day of and sit under the stars in socially-distant circles to watch the movie. The lawn circles have a maximum of six people and everyone must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The Zombie Truck or Treat Drive-thru

On Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., “zombies” plot to roam the Pinecrest Community Center parking lot in search of humans and stockpiles of candy. Each car attending the free event must RSVP beforehand, and visitors must stay in their vehicles the whole time. You can choose just how scary the experience will be, making this a Halloween activity that the whole family can enjoy. The community encourages participants to decorate their cars and wear costumes, as there is a photo opportunity available at the end of the tour.

Pinecrest Community Center wants volunteer “zombies” to help with this event. For more information, email [email protected] or visit the Pinecrest Community center at 5855 Killian Drive.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

On Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the longest-running theatrical release in film history, will be shown at the Banyan Bowl amphitheater in Pinecrest Gardens. Tickets sell for seven dollars and everyone attending must wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines set by the CDC.  At 8 p.m., Pinecrest Gardens plans to play a feature movie and host a costume contest. 


This virtual event is set to take place virtually on Oct. 31. Hosted by Pinecrest Gardens, it benefits Paws-4-U. More details to be announced.