Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

Arts & Entertainment: Tacoma Film Festival selection gets national release

// Filmmaker and Tacoma native Linda Palmer releases her romantic comedy party movie in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” style through

After becoming an Oscar contender this year for Best Original Song for their opening tune “Voodoo,” and winning Best Soundtrack at the Laughlin International Film Festival in 2012, filmmakers Linda Palmer and Mark Cardone are releasing their picture across the country Halloween week via the online platform, ( gives movie-goers a chance to bring films they want to see to their town through exhibitors including, AMC, Regal, Rave, Cinemark, Carmike, Alamo Draft House, Landmark and many others. As of Oct. 1, “Halloween Party” will be seen in New York City, Long Beach, Pasadena, Nashville, Raleigh, Pensacola, Seattle, Yelm, Portland and Tucson.

The Northwest shows are being hosted in Tukwila at AMC Southcenter 16 (3600 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila) on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. There are also shows in Yelm at the Triad Theater Friday, Oct. 25, and Portland on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Century 16 Eastport Plaza. Each of the shows is being hosted by friends of the filmmakers who are long time residents of Seattle, Yelm and the Portland areas.

The movie originally premiered at the 2012 Tacoma Film Festival prior to its Los Angeles award-qualifying release. Some may wonder, why see the film in a theater when you can rent or stream it now? Palmer explains, “We believe the theatrical experience will grow every year. Halloween is the third largest buying holiday, primarily due to costumes, which people want to wear as often as possible. These fans will love this film with its voyeur point of view. It has the unique ability to become the next ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ event.” 

At venues allowing costumes, prizes will be given out. Many shows will also have Q & A’s with cast, creatives, or the musicians of the 28 original songs that fill the movie. All of the Northwest screenings will have a special Q & A with the film's creator Linda Palmer. To purchase tickets to this event, go to:

For more information about the movie and more shows across the country see: or