Meridian Presents: Poltergeist
This screening is part of a new free film series presented by Meridian Credit Union's Roncesvalles Branch. The film’s themes focus on life events that impact your financial wellbeing.
MERIDIAN CREDIT UNION - FREE SCREENING
USA 1982 120min. 14A
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Starring Craig T. Nelson, Jo Beth Williams, Heather O’Rourke
With Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg had his first great success as a producer. Released around the same time as Spielberg's E.T., the film presents the dark side of Spielberg's California suburban track homes. The film centers on the Freeling family, a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. The father, Steve, has fallen asleep in front of the television, and the dog saunters around the house revealing the other family members -- Steve's wife Diane, sixteen-year-old daughter Dana, eight-year-old son Robbie, and five-year-old Carol Ann. Soon strange things begin to happen around the house; the pet canary dies, mysterious storms occur, and Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set, where a strange shaft of green light hits her and causes the room to shake ("They're he-e-ere!"). As curious events continue, Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television, where she begins to talk to "the TV people." Soon Carol Ann is sucked into a closet, disappearing from this reality plane. Unable to find his daughter, Steve consults Dr. Lesh, a para-psychologist from a nearby college. Lesh finds that paranormal phenomena is so strong in the Freelong household she is unable to deal with it and sends for clairvoyant and professional exorcist Tangina to examine the house in hopes of finding Carol Ann. Tangina makes a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane.
Admission is free. This screening is part of a new free film series presented by Meridian Credit Union’s Roncesvalles Branch. The film’s themes focus on life events that impact your financial wellbeing.
Please note that since this Revue Film Society event is free, it is our policy to overbook to ensure capacity. We will begin releasing unclaimed seats to the rush line 5 minutes before the start of the event. In case of a full house, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Please note that only 2 tickets can be reserved per order. We recommend you arrive early! :)