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Cult Classic ‘Beetlejuice’ Hits Towngate Big Screen

WHEELING — “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

The “Ghost with the Most” in his iconic striped suit is coming to the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only Friday, Oct. 22.

The film is part of Towngate’s popular Dinner and A Movie series.

Director Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful world is brought to life by an all-star cast including Michael Keaton as the ghoulish demon, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Wynona Ryder.

The PG-rated comedy-horror film tells the story of recently departed newlyweds who find themselves seeking the help of an unhinged spirit in their efforts to scare off the family living in their former house. Though he is a talented spook, Beetlejuice proves a bit hard to handle for the new ghosts and the new residents.

Released in 1988, “Beetlejuice” was a critical and commercial success and established Keaton as a major star.

It remains a cult classic and is especially popular around Halloween.

Who can forget that fabulous dining table scene? “Day-o, day-ay-ay-o!”

It’s even better on the big screen.

So, grab your “ghoulfriend” or your “boo” and come to Towngate for this classic film.

“Beetlejuice” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. No reservations are required.

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in the The Gallery at Towngate prior to the screening. Cost for the pre-screening dinner includes movie ticket, all food, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Dinner guests can also reserve their seats for the film prior to the screening.

The special themed menu for the evening includes bio-exorcist sirloin with mushrooms; calypso shrimp carbonara; rice pilaf with sandworms; Lydia’s lemon asparagus; roasted Beetlejuice salad with spinach, onions and goat cheese; mixed green salad, bread and honey butter.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, and can be made at www.oionline.com or by calling 304-242-7700.

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