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're likely planning to steer clear of Pennywise's return in the new film version — and New Farm Cinemas' clown-filled opening night screening.
In what promises to be a coulrophobic's nightmare, the Brunswick Street movie theatre is celebrating the release of the latest adaptation of the horror classic in coloured wig-wearing style — that is, with clowns aplenty. If their over-sized shoes and water-squirting flowers don't give you goosebumps, then head on down for the 7pm session on September 7. 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.
Following in the footsteps of the Alamo Drafthouse in the US, "all patrons should dress as a clown to attend" advises the venue, 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 a photo booth and magic tricks — and red balloons as well, we're guessing — before the Bill Skarsgård-starring movie itself plunges viewers into even spookier territory.
And, if that's not enough fun, see how many clowns you can pack inside your own car at Yatala Drive-In's clown-only session at 9pm on September 9.