'IT: Chapter Two' Clown Screening
Celebrating the highly anticipated Stephen King-penned sequel with a coulrophobic's nightmare.
If you're a 90s kid who isn't too fond of clowns, your fears probably stem from Stephen King's IT. And, if that's the case, you probably steered clear of Pennywise's return in the new film version. The 2017 flick was only part one, of course. Now, with IT: Chapter Two, coulrophobics have a whole new movie to steer clear of. If the sight of over-sized shoes and water-squirting flowers gets under your skin, you'll probably want to avoid New Farm Cinemas' clown-filled opening night screening as well.
In the stuff that some nightmares are made of, the Brunswick Street movie theatre is celebrating the release of eagerly anticipated horror sequel in coloured wig-wearing style — that is, with clowns aplenty. If their face paint and red noses don't give you goosebumps, then head on down for the 7pm session on Thursday, September 5. Clowns won't just surround frightening flick-loving film-goers, however. If you want to see the movie, you have to get into costume yourself.
The venue did the same thing with the last flick, and the same rule applies: "all patrons should dress as a clown to attend". So don your best clown outfit and get made up Pennywise-style by on-site face painters.
Pre-film festivities kick off at 6pm, and include magic tricks — and red balloons as well, we're guessing — before the Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Jessica Chastain-starring movie itself plunges viewers into even spookier territory.
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