Zombies Invade Jamestown

September 27, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:49 AM EDT

By WKBW News


Zombies Invade Jamestown

September 27, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:49 AM EDT

Jamestown, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Reg Lenna Civic Center and its board of directors are inviting area residents to join them for an evening of horror, zombies and cash prizes.

On Saturday, Oct. 29 the Reg Lenna Civic Center will play host to “Zombies on Third,” consisting of several events to help celebrate the Halloween season. People of all ages are invited to enter one of two Halloween Costume Contests at the Reg Studio Theater, with $2,000 in cash prizes being awarded. In addition, two Halloween feature films will be shown in Civic Center – the 2010 suspense thriller “Insidious” and the 2003 horror movie “House of 1,000 Corpses.”


The first costume contest of the evening will be for kids and teenagers up to 17 years of age. Registration and judging will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Reg Studio Theatre. Costume categories will be for fantasy and horror and a first-place prize of $200 will be awarded for each category. A second-place cash price of $100 and a third-place cash price of $50 will also be awarded for each category. Winners will be announced on stage at the Reg Lenna prior to the first movie, Insidious (7 p.m.).

A second costume contest for adults 17 and older will run from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Costume categories will again be for fantasy and horror, with a first-place prize of $350 being awarded for each category. A cash prize of $200 will also be given to second-place of each category and $100 to third-place. Winners of the adult contest will be announced on stage at the Reg Lenna prior to the start of the second movie, House of 1,000 Corpses (11 p.m.).

There is a $5 registration fee to enter either contest, but anyone who enters will be given entrance into one of the two movies.


The Reg Lenna has been showing a series of movies throughout October, and it will continue Oct. 29 with a Halloween double-header. At 7 p.m., the film Insidious will be show. From the creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity, Insidious is about a family trying to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a frightening realm of terror called The Further.  Insidious is rated PG-13.

The second movie of the double header is Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, which begins at 11 p.m. The film involves two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers, and end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family. House of 1,000 Corpses is rated R.

Admission to either movie is $5 with anyone registering to enter the Zombies on Third Halloween Contest getting in for free.

Fore more details on Zombies on Third activities, visit the Reg Lenna Civic Center’s Facebook page.


To capitalize on the Zombies on Third event, several area residents not affiliated with the Reg Lenna are coordinating a zombie walk knowing as the Zombie Horde Gathering. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to dress up as a zombie and simply show up between 9 and 9:15 p.m. at either the corner of Second and Pine Streets. At 9:20 p.m., participants will begin shambling with their zombie brothers and sisters up Pine or Spring Street until they reach Third St. Once you've reached 3rd Street, head toward the Reg Civic Center, where photos of the Zombie Horde gathering will be taken.

Organizers have also laid out several rules for participants to follow. Anyone taking part is asked to stay on the sidewalk. Zombies can groan, moan, growl, shuffle, and, most importantly, move slowly. Also, participating zombies shouldn’t touch anyone non-zombies, just walk by them.