LEWISBURG — In 2010 The Campus Theatre was the setting for the feature length horror film, “The Feed,” by Fist In Post Films. The movie centers around a group of paranormal investigators called “Ghost Chasers” who have a fictional hit television show by the same name.
To celebrate their fourth year on the air, they decide to investigate a historic theater that is rumored to be haunted. In their investigation of the theater, they discover much more than they bargained for and find themselves in a horrific race for their lives.
Shortly after the filming took place in the summer of 2010, the Campus Theatre went through a total renovation. Meanwhile, the film ran through the horror film festival circuit collecting four Best Feature awards, two Best Director awards along with several others for music and audience choice. It was screened in more than 25 horror festivals throughout the world.
After the awards were received and several positive reviews came in, the film was picked up for national distribution by VCI Entertainment. It can be purchased at several retail locations and is available online all over the world.
To celebrate the DVD release, the Campus Theatre will play host to the final “big screen” showing of the film at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, after which several members of the cast and crew will be on hand for Q&A and to sign copies of the new DVD. The event is free.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. “The Feed” is rated PG-13 for language and adult themes.
Jessica Paquin, producer of “The Feed,” is the director of Outreach and Fundraising at the Campus Theatre. “We couldn’t have dreamed up a better location. The movie was actually filmed prior to the theater’s recent renovation, so it is a kind of time capsule of what the theater looked like before.”
Steve Gibson, director of “The Feed,” volunteers his time as vice president of the Board of Directors at the Campus Theatre, Ltd. “There has always been a certain magic about the Campus Theatre and a bygone beauty that made it mysterious and haunting. I believe the film captures that ambiance. The theater itself was a main character in the movie. It’s a location worthy of national notice and our film will hopefully give it just that.”
Along with this final screening of the movie, there will also be a very special episode of “The Ghost Detectives,” Northeast and Central Pennsylvania’s only paranormal reality television show. The episode was shot as they performed a legitimate investigation of the Campus Theatre.
“I think people will be surprised to see what the investigators, the real investigators, actually found here,” Paquin said.
For more information visit www.campustheatre.org.