10/27/17 – The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre is hosting its Fourth Annual Spooktacular Halloween party Saturday evening. The event includes food, music, raffles and a costume contest. There will be over $300 in cash prizes for the funniest, scariest, best couple and best overall costumes, though costumes are optional. New this year: teams of four can enter the Bates Motel-inspired “escape room” to search for exit clues with the winner getting a prize. There will also be a viewing of The Pit, a horror movie filmed in 1981 by a Canadian production company in Beaver Dam. Local historian Noll will conduct a trivia contest to identify Beaver Dam-area scenes and actors. More than thirty local people either played cameo roles or worked on the production of the movie, which has garnered a cult following over the years. The Pit will be shown at 8:15pm and 10:15pm and the price is included in general admission. However, $5 tickets will be available at the door for those who want to attend the film only. BDACT’s Spooktacular will be held at the Beaver Dam Country Club from 8pm to midnight and is open to anyone age 21 and over. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and are at Rechek’s Food Pride or at the door. For more information go to www.bdact.org.
Pictured: BDACT volunteers (l. to r.) Venita Matheus, Roy Johnson, Kim Doyle, and Roger Noll are working on two new features for the theater’s Halloween annual event, “Spooktacular.” A Bates Motel escape room, inspired by Hitchcock’s film, “Psycho,” and a showing of “The Pit,” a full length horror movie filmed in Beaver Dam in 1981, will be part of the many activities at the Beaver Dam Country Club on October 28.