For the past 100 years, Americans have been paying to have their wits tested and their sanity strained as they scream in horror at some variation of an annual haunted house.
Beginning as early as 1915, haunted houses have become a staple of American culture during the annual haunting season. With nearly 40 percent of Americans truly believing in haunting elements, it’s hard not to understand why the thousands of venues around the country have turned these frightening experiences into a mega-million dollar industry – and for only a few weeks out of the year.
This Halloween weekend, head over to The Palace Theatre in downtown Bryan for their fifth annual haunted house Fright Nights.
The scaring begins on Thursday night and ends on Saturday, Halloween night. Tickets may be purchased at the event and will run at $5 Thursday night, and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Fright Nights has made it a tradition to give back to local non-profits. This year, the money will go towards Hope Pregnancy Center, the African American Museum and StageCenter Theatre.
Fright Nights never fails to shake things up and makes people come back for more year after year. The haunted house is intended for mature audiences only and may be too frightening for little ones. Parents should use discretion for children under 14 years old.
The ticket booth opens at 7:30pm and the fun begins shortly after. A free movie will be playing throughout the evening for your entertainment before you go in.