Twitter Watch Parties for Halloween, Apollo 13 and The Breakfast Club

Thursday it’s the National Theatre At Home, Friday it’s The Shows Must Go On and now Saturdays are sorted with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment weekly watch parties on Twitter.

Starting May 16th, audiences can watch an iconic film along with special guests and hosts, share reactions and discuss their favourite scenes together on Twitter using the hashtag for each title.

To join in you can buy or rent the weekend’s movie at any retailer, and press play at exactly 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST.

May 16th – Halloween hosted by Blumhouse with Director David Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis and special guests

Join the production company that specialises in horror as they watch the return of Halloween alongside the film’s director David Gordon Green and special guests including: John Carpenter, Jason Blum, Judy Greer, James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Halloween is presented by Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions and Trancas International Films.

#HalloweenAtHome

May 23rd – Apollo 13 hosted by former NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

A look at space with someone who has actually been there! Join retired NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four different space flights, as he watches his predecessors try to return back to Earth. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time – and the odds – to bring them home.

#Apollo13AtHome

May 30th – The Breakfast Club hosted by Nerdist

Join Nerdist as they revisit the misfits of the John Hughes 80’s classic The Breakfast Club. They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.

#BreakfastClubAtHome

 

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We’re sure you know that our friends across the cinema industry are taking a short break due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Like you, we can’t wait for them to be back as soon as things are under control… and let’s hope that’s before the real Halloween.