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Do This: Portage Theater Treasure Hunt

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 8, 2011 3:00PM

Boris Karloff in the classic version of The Mummy
The Portage Theater embraces Halloween almost as early as a Walgreen's and with good reason. The Northwest side movie house is one of the best places to see a horror film. One look at the Portage's homepage and you can see they're dead serious about scaring the hell out of you this month.

Today's screening of both the classic 1932 version of The Mummy and the 1999 remake is noteworthy for a few reasons. First, Rich "Svengoolie" Koz will be on hand to judge a costume contest and sign autographs from 7-8:30 p.m. The Portage is also holding a treasure hunt starting in about an hour.

The main prize in this hunt, held in conjunction with businesses in the Six Corners Shopping District, is guaranteed entry to the Portage's free screening of Star Wars on January 8, 2012. We aren't talking any of this "Greedo shot first" bullshit, either. This version hasn't been "improved" by any of George Lucas' latter day meddling.

The details for the day's events and how to snag a free ticket to the Star Wars screening can be found here. A free pop and fries from Jeff's Red Hot's is a hell of a consolation prize