MOUNT VERNON — Ten hours of chills and thrills will be featured during the sixth annual free “Halloween Classic Movie Marathon” on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.

The marathon will feature the following classic movies (and a surprise or two!) with approximate start times:

2-4 p.m. — “Hocus Pocus” (PG)
4-6 p.m. — “Bell Book and Candle” (not rated)
6-8 p.m. — “I Married a Witch” (not rated)
8-10 p.m. — “Mama” (PG-13)
10 p.m. to midnight — “Nightmare on Elm Street” (R) (Age restriction enforced)

Participants can come for one or all shows. After the main library closes at 5 p.m., the public can enter from the back parking lot. This year’s “haunted hallway” theme will be “Witches of Literature.”

This program is designed for adults. Children under 12 will need to have parent or adult guardian present for this event. A Witch Cackle contest for prizes will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public. Free hot dogs, candy, lemonade and treats will be served courtesy of Friends of the Library.

The Family Halloween Party designed for younger children to enjoy the “Haunted Hallway,” classic Halloween cartoons, hot dogs and treats will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m.

For more information, call the main library at 740-392-2665 (BOOK); call Linette Porter-Metler, PLMVKC Community Relations at 740-501-0080; visit, or email



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