4 things to do in Windsor-Essex this weekend

It's shaping up to be weekend of scary entertainment in Windsor-Essex.
It's shaping up to be weekend of scary entertainment in Windsor-Essex. (Courtesy Lakeshore Cinema)

It's shaping up to be weekend of scary entertainment in Windsor-Essex.

A ghost tour, a classic Halloween movie and costume-themed events, including one for pets, are all on tap.

CBC Windsor's Mike Evans has been creeping around Windsor-Essex looking for a the spook-tacular fun.

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Lakeshore Cinema will be screening the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight Friday night.

The movie always proves popular at this time of year.

Audience members are more often than not dressed in costumes and armed with props.

Don't be surprised to see doing the Time Warp in the aisle either.

The proceeds from Friday night's screening are going to be donated to breast cancer research.

Tickets are available at the door, or  for those who don't want to risk the possibility of a sellout, they can purchase tickets ahead of time at Lakeshore Cinema.

2. Windsor Symphony Orchestra Halloween Pops

Halloween Pops are three concerts - one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday -  featuring music from some popular movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean, Super Man and Lord of the Rings.

They're not Halloween movies, but they are popular films.

However, the audience is expected to dress up as their favourite super hero to attend. There will be a contest with prizes for the winners.

The adult costume contest is Friday. Saturday evening's concert and Sunday's matinee are for the kids.

All three concerts are taking place at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor.

3. Mackenzie Hall Ghost Tour

Mackenzie Hall in Sandwich Town is one of the city's oldest buildings and it has a long history.

The building was a jail and courthouse and home to many executions over the years. It is rife with stories of paranormal activity.

Joey Ouellette gives the tours and as a long time Mackenzie Hall employee has his own ghost stories to share.

The event isn't just a tour of the building, it's all over the neighbourhood and across the street in the cemetery, too.

The tours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

4. Hallow-woof Walkathon

The Hallow-woof Walkathon is presented by the Windsor Essex Humane Society and it takes place Sunday down at Windsor's Dieppe Park.

The event is Sunday at 11 a.m.

Owners and pets are encouraged to dress up. And there are prizes.

The winner gets a session with a pet photographer.

All proceeds raised in the walkathon are going towards supporting all of the programs at the humane society.


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