Halloween Horror Films

Press Release: Halloween Horror Film and Costume Contest – Oct. 31

Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead” this Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 starting at 7:00 p.m. A costume contest and after party will follow.
George R. Romero’s 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” is a cult classic credited with popularizing the concept of “zombies” as we think of them today. It was criticized at the time for its explicitly gory special effects, and ushered in a new wave of “splatter” horror films. The film’s plot follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from flesh eating monsters – the dead come back to life.
Contestants for the costume contest are encouraged to show up by 6:30 p.m. to give the judges additional time to evaluate their costumes. Fun photo opportunities will be available at several “selfie stations” set up around the theater. Following the film screening (at approximately 8:45 p.m.), trophies and prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best Costume, Funniest, Most Creative and Sexiest.
The evening concludes with an After Party in the Electric Lounge hosted by local personality Chardonnay (i.e. Jimmy Vaughan). Anyone in costume will receive drink discounts all night long.
Reserved seating tickets ($13) are available at, by calling the box office at 509-529-6500, or at the door.

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The 2017 Season is also supported in part by: KAPP-KVEW, Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Foundry Vineyards, Courtyard Marriott, Inland Cellular, Pacific Power, McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla.

About the Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

Season Sponsors

Foundry Vineyards
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Additional support provided by
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla, City of College Place

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated