Monster Fest.

Expanding the Monster Fest brand, Monster Fest and Event Cinemas are partnering on a new festival which will be staged at five Event Cinemas locations around Australia.

Under the banner Monster Fest Australia 2019, the event will run simultaneously from Thursday October 31 to Sunday November 3 in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney.

Each location will feature highlights from the Melbourne program, plus screenings and special events unique to each city. As the opening night takes place on Halloween, the organisers are planning something “very special” to kick off the festival.

Monster Fest director Grant Hardie said: “While this festival initially will have a more refined program than the Melbourne counterpart, it is the first step in bringing the full Monster Fest experience to these cities in the near future and we are committed to making this festival the best experience possible for fans.”

Event Cinemas general manager of content Claire Gandy added: “The Event Cinemas team is extremely excited to be working with Monster Fest on this expansion and we are fully committed to position Monster Fest as the premier theatrical genre brand in the country.”

The locations are Event Cinemas Manuka, ACT, George Street Sydney, Brisbane Myer Centre, GU Film House Adelaide and Innaloo. The initial line-up and ticketing announcements for all locations will be made in June.

The eighth edition of Monster Fest will be held at Cinema Nova from Thursday October 10 – Sunday October 13.

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