2013 Fright Night details – 10/19/2013

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News release from the Downtown Improvement District:

Fright Night Downtown

(September 30, 2013) – Downtown Fort Wayne’s Fright Night returns for its 6th year on Saturday, October 19th boasting more activities than ever before. This year will feature new events like the Spooktacular Car Show, a Fall Festival at Barr Street Market, a haunted museum and many more!


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You can kick off your day by getting in the zone, the Pumpkin Zone that is! The Botanical Conservatory, will offer activities like pumpkin putt-putt and pumpkin seed tasting beginning at 10am.

It wouldn’t be a Fright Night without zombies. Things will start to get creepy on the Library Plaza when Downtown Improvement District’s Zombie Machine begins cranking out the undead at 2pm culminating with a crawl along Wayne, Calhoun, Columbia and Harrison streets. While you wait to get your zombie on you can give a little blood of your own to the Red Cross Blood Mobile, munch on some food truck faire or practice your best zombie walk.

If you find zombies a little too ghoulish come inside! The Allen County Public library provides some Not So Frightening Fun and Halloween Button Making, while the Community Center keeps the ball rolling with pumpkin bowling, corn hole and other fun games. Our favorite family-friendly evening activities return with live music and a scavenger hunt at Parkview Field, the Ghostly Gala at the Grand Wayne, a bonfire at the Marriot and of course the Braineater’s Ball at Cinema Center!

Feeling a little haunted as the evening rolls in? The Fort Wayne Dance Collective presents its fifth annual Halloween concert, Into the Dark(ness). A dance concert to chill your bones! Get on the move and hunt for the Embassy ghost, take a haunted tour with ARCH or keep your eye out for the headless horseman by lamplight at the Old Fort. The Embassy will be showing 1925 classic, The Phantom of the Opera with Dennis James on the Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ for their silent film of the evening.

Looking for a little bit more grown up fun? Stop out to do the Time Warp again at the Rocky Horror Picture show at 9:15p. Cinema Center will also be screening the local contemporary horror film Phantom of the Woods and A Better Fort’s Zombie Prom will run until 2am at the Thirsty Camel with some scary good drink specials.

If all that limping, groaning and searching for brains has you worn out you can hop a CTN Spooky Shuttle to get to your destination from various downtown locations running from 2-5pm. Our terrifying trolley service will continue to connect you from 6-11pm

Fright Night is a downtown event with various activities for ALL AGES! Some activities have a small admission price and others are FREE. Pick up a copy of the official Fright Night Event Map at the Embassy Box office or the Allen County Public Library downtown beginning October 7th and get all the gory details right now at www.frightnightdowntown.com.

Listen to MAJIC 95.1 October 1st -19th for all the information about Fright Night 2013 and the Pick Your Brain for the Zombie’s Name Facebook Contest.
This event is brought to you by the organizations making these events possible and is sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District, Catalyst Marketing, Do it Best, The IPFW Communicator, CTN, The Allen County Public Library, TAG Art Company, MAJIC 95.1 and The Gay and Lesbian Gift Fund.


Fright Night Events 2013

  1. Cinema Center
    Braineater’s Ball
    Enjoy music and dancing in the Spooky Spectator Lounge with Bravas serving up refreshments while Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit plays in the theatre!
    6:00-9:00pm, FREE
    437 E. Berry St.
  2. Cinema Center
    Phantom of the Woods
    Screening of the local film Phantom of the Woods, directed by Michael Storch. This film is not for all ages.
    9:15pm, $5
    437 E. Berry St.
  3. Historic Fort Wayne (The Old Fort)
    Old Fort Lantern Tours
    Lantern light tours with tales of encounters with the ghosts of The Old Fort. Keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman!
    $2.00 under 12 Free with Adult
    1201 Spy Run
  4. Downtown Improvement District
    Zombie Machine & Zombie Walk
    Come get your zombie on at the DID Zombie Machine before you parade the streets of downtown! While you wait for the walk to start at 5:30pm you can enjoy spooky tunes, tasty food truck faire and other fun activities on the Library Plaza.
    900 Library Plaza
    260-420-3266 x3040
  5. Allen County Public Library
    Not So Frightening Fun
    Stop by Children’s Services for some not so frightening fun and craft making!
    Ages Preschool-11
    900 Library Plaza
  6. Allen County Public Library
    Halloween Button Making
    Stop by Young Adults’ Services at the Main Library to make the perfect spooky, glamorous, or ghoulish button to complete your Halloween ensemble.
    900 Library Plaza
  7. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
    Pumpkin Zone
    Learn fun facts about pumpkins while you play pumpkin putt-putt and other games, make pumpkin crafts, taste pumpkin seeds, and watch a pumpkin carver.
    2 years and under are free, $3.00 3-17 years, $5.00 Adult
    1100 S. Calhoun Street
  8. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Let’s do the time warp agaaaaain! Brad and Janet seek shelter on a rainy night from the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter.
    Doors 8:00pm, Movie 9:15pm,
    $1.00 3-17 years, $2.00 Adult, 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    1100 S. Calhoun Street
  9. Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne
    There will be a bonfire serving Fright Dogs, Blood Soup, cider & hot chocolate. All items $2.00 and proceeds will be donated to Back on My Feet,gyt a charity organization.
    Champions Alley/Courtyard Marriott
  10. The History Center
    Explore the Old Jail in the History Center and see the history of what was once the termed by the Chicago Tribune “the most lawless city in Indiana”.
    $2 per person
    302 East Berry
  11. Parkview Field & Fort Wayne TinCaps
    Scavenger Hunt & Music
    Enjoy a scavenger hunt around Parkview Field and spend time with your favorite mascot, Johnny. Stick around and enjoy live music while sipping on ‘Blood Light’ and other concessions for $1 and $2.
    1301 Ewing Street
  12. Grand Wayne Center/Hilton Hotel
    Ghostly Gala
    A not-too-scary family-friendly costume dance and parade. DJ La-La keeps the little monsters groovin’, coloring sheets for busy little fingers, and Science Central whips up a batch of Zombie Snot. Concessions available.
    120 W. Jefferson St.
  13. Science Central
    Zombie Snot
    Kids can make their own disgustingly gross batch of Zombie Snot! This activity is free, while supplies last on the ACPL plaza and at the Grand Wayne Ghostly Gala.
    ACPL 2:00-5:30pm
    Grand Wayne Center 6:00-8:00pm
    260-424-2400 Ext.417
  14. Science Central
    Science on a Sphere
    Stop in to see the world’s biggest eyeball and take a look at some of the greatest catastrophes to hit our planet.
    3 & up $8, Over 65 $7, Under 2 Free
    1950 North Clinton
    260-424-2400 Ext.417
  15. Community Center
    Halloween Haunt
    Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful fun including cornhole, pumpkin bowling, face painting and more!
    FREE admission, small fee for children’s games
    233 W. Main Street
  16. Embassy Theatre
    The Phantom of the Opera featuring Dennis James on the Grande Page Organ!
    This 1925 black and white starred Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star!
    $8 for adults, $5 for students
    125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  17. Embassy Theatre
    Embassy Tunnel Tours
    Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers enthralls patrons during a tour of the belly of the Embassy with haunted tales about the resident ghost and other frightful historic legends.
    4:30-6:30pm and 7:30-10pm, tours run every 10 minutes.
    $5 per person
    125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  18. Embassy Theatre
    Spooky Stories
    Sit for a spell in the Indiana Hotel Lobby and listen to spooky stories.
    Indiana Hotel Lobby 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  19. Embassy Theatre
    Indiana Paranormal Inquisitor’s Hunt for the Embassy Ghost
    This special offering for ghost-hunt enthusiasts is a rare opportunity to spend the night at the Embassy Theatre.
    $60, includes ghost hunt and T-shirt. Reservations through the Embassy box office.
    125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  20. ARCH, Inc
    ?Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: Historic Tales of Fort Wayne’s Nefarious Past? walking tours
    This tour is not another ghost tour. During this tour we will tell you the true dark history of Fort Wayne from disastrous building collapses to hangings and bloody battles. This tour may not be suitable for all ages, however, all ages are welcome.
    6-10pm, tours will go out every hour on the hour
    $10.00/Adults, $5.00/ 6-17yrs, and free for kids 5 & under
    Indiana Hotel Lobby
  21. ARCH, Inc
    ARCH Haunted Sites Bus Tours
    3 spooky bus tours whisk you away to historic sites full of frightening delight. Join us as we embark on tales of terror that cloud our city’s past. Seats on
    the bus are limited, so get your tickets before they are sold out!
    6-10pm, tours depart 6pm, 8pm and 10pm
    $15.00/Adults, $10.00/5-17yrs
    Indiana Hotel Lobby
    Purchase tickets beginning September 20th by calling 260-426-5117 or going online at www.archfw.org.
  22. Car Show Spooktacular
    Check out all of the spooky rides cruisin’ in at Cindy’s Diner and enjoy Trunk of Treat, tunes from DJ Fast Eddie and lots of contests brought to you by Kroozin Calendar!
    830 South Harrison Street (Cindy’s Diner)
    Call 260-273-1447 for detail and to cruise in!
  23. American Red Cross
    Blood Drive
    They want your blood! Stop down while you’re downtown and donate. All donors will receive a Haunted Cave or Haunted Castle ticket! 2:00-5:00pm
    900 Library Plaza
  24. YLNI Barr Street Market
    Fall Festival The Barr Street Market will be back for a one day fall market including fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts! 2:00-5:00pm
    302 East Berry Street
  25. African/African American Museum
    Warfield’s Haunted Museum House of Mystery
    The museum will be transformed into a haunted house that draws on African and African American ghost stories and actual historical figures with a recreation of Jordan Crossing’s tombstones, from the historic African American section of Lindenwood Cemetery.
    6:00-9:00pm, Admission $2
    436 E. Douglas Avenue
  26. A Better Fort’s Zombie Prom
    EDM Monster Mashups by iFriday! Proceeds benefitting the Fort Wayne chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness
    $5 cover after 10:00pm, $5 pitchers of “Blood” Lite, $3 Zombie Bombs
    The Thirsty Camel
    120 W. Washington Blvd.
  27. Fort Wayne Dance Collective
    Into the Dark(ness)
    Fort Wayne Dance Collective presents its fifth annual Halloween concert, Into the Dark(ness). A dance concert to chill your bones.
    Tickets will be available for purchase in the near future from the Artstix Community box office at 260-422-4226, $15 adult, $12 students 12 and under
    Arts United Center
    300 E. Main St.

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