Austin, Texas — It’s not too late to hit the local watering hole with your family and friends.
The Austin Convention Center will host a two-night special at 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday that will include an opening night reception.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
The festival is a major part of the Texas Convention Center’s celebration of Texas Comic Arts, and it will be open to the public.
There are two new screenings in the works: “Tales from the Crypt,” a three-part feature that will be screened from the perspective of a ghost and will explore the relationship between the human body and the crypts around the world, and “The Secret of The Tomb,” a documentary film that will tell the story of the discovery of the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Both movies will be available on YouTube on Nov. 6, 2017, and will be streamed live on the Austin Convention Centre’s Facebook page.
The opening night event is part of a special celebration of the convention center’s 25th anniversary.
This year, it also celebrates its centennial with a “Halloween-themed celebration” and “Haunted Halloween” night.
“The Austin Convention, which has hosted major conventions and conventions of all types, has grown to become one of the most recognized events in the world and is truly a family event,” said Steve Jannacci, the chief executive of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
“As we have seen over the years, this unique experience allows us to bring the Austin community together in a way that we can never replicate on our own.”
For more information, visit the Austin Film Festival website.