By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
A few days after I became College Station’s director of communications in October 2009, the two videographers who handled video production and programming for the city’s Channel 19 (Suddenlink) suggested that it would be fun to show old, cheesy movies during Halloween.
The idea was great because the movies would draw more eyeballs to a channel that’s anchored daily by meetings of the College Station City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission, with additional content that offers valuable information to our residents.
Twelve years later, the Halloween tradition continues.
From Oct. 29-31, horror genre legends Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and Vincent Price contribute to Halloween on 19: Government “Ax-cess.” Introduced by College Station’s own Lacey “El-Livra” Lively, a total of two dozen classic and vintage films — silver-screen features from 1922 to 1964 — will be featured, including Nosferatu (1922), Phantom of the Opera (1925), Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), and Little Shop of Horrors (1960).
The full schedule of movies and times can be found at cstx.gov/boo.
We hope you enjoy Halloween on 19: Government “Ax-cess” either streamed live at cstx.gov/cstv19 or on Suddenlink Channel 19.
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