Haunted House Opens Friday At Academy Theatre

The theater in Avondale Estates is doing Halloween big. Also planned: A masquerade ball and a family festival.

The Academy Theatre is home to three Halloween events this year, with the first ones starting this Friday.

Proceeds will benefit Lifeline Animal Project, The South DeKalb Senior Center and the Academy Theatre’s Outreach Programs.  

The theatre describes the three events.


October 26th – 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 PM – recommended for ages 13 and up.  Tickets are $10.00. Pull back the tent flap and see what happens when Mr. Dark’s Nightshade Odditorium comes to town.

  • UPDATE:  Dark Harvest Haunted House still looking for volunteers to work in the Haunt.  For more information, please contact the Academy at 404-474-8332. 


October 26th at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are 35.00 each or $65.00 per couple; (ticket includes admittance to The Masquerade Ball and VIP Preview of Dark Harvest Haunted House, costume contest, silent auction and food and beverages).  Ghost and ghoul wannabes and Halloween lovers alike are invited to come dressed to the ghostly nines.  The Ball will be an evening of food, fun, dancing, music and live performances.

  • UPDATE: The entertainment for the Masquerade Ball has been confirmed: DJ Doctor Q of The Artifice Club, Gwen Hughes and The Retro Jazz Kats, The City Gate Dance Theatre Company, and Thimblerig Circus.  One of our sponsors, The Bead Shoppe will be organizing a mask decorating party for attendees of the ball at their store in Avondale Estates.  We are excited to announce that Dim Horizon Studios will have a professional photo set-up at the Ball for attendees to have a portrait taken in their gorgeous ball gowns and Halloween costumes.


October 27th – 28th from Noon to 5:00 PM.  An outdoor Halloween Festival for the Whole Family!  Special “Family Friendly” performances of Dark Harvest Haunted House will be offered during the festival for our younger Halloween fans.

  • UPDATE: We thank our new friends at SunTrust Bank at Belvedere Square for volunteering to man the carnival game booths during Dark Harvest Family Festival.   Lifeline Animal Project, one of our charity recipients, will have a special tent for pet adoptions at the festival both days. The mad scientists from Big Thinkers will be on hand to help all your little monsters create their very own glow in the dark slime!h

Sponsors for all three events include: The City of Avondale Estates, The Home Depot Foundation, Costumes, Etc., Adams Apples, Pine Street Market, Finders Keepers, Avondale Estates Business Association, The Artifice Club, Atlanta Tent Rental, B98.5 FM, Avondale Pizza Café, The Bead Shoppe, Big Thinkers and Walmart.

We still need Men, Women, & Teens to volunteer Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Please call 404-474-8332 if you can help or know someone who can and we will put you on the schedule.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/20154. For information, go to the Academy Theatre website.


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