Get Lit: Cinema of Screams

Get Lit: Cinema of Screams

Step into the thrilling world of horror and slasher films for a night of spine-chilling fun!

  • Attempt the “Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” Challenge and solve puzzles throughout the Museum
  • Flex your knowledge at Horror Movie Trivia, beginning at 6:30 pm
  • Get dressed up for our costume contest for a chance to win prizes
  • Create your own DIY mask inspired by your favorite horror films
  • Enjoy beer, wine, and the night’s specialty cocktail, The Tequila Nightmare, a blood-red tequila-based cocktail (non-alcoholic version also available)
  • Chat with our friends at the Horror and SciFi Prop Preservation Association and Bucket O’Blood Books & Records about their haunting collections

Prepare for a night of suspense, thrills, and eerie excitement at this after-hours museum party. Will you make it out alive?

Collage of horror film posters

Get Lit is your way to enjoy evenings in the Loop. Meet friends and fellow book nerds for an early-evening treat. On the second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, the AWM serves up drinks, music, special experiences, and fun activities to get you lit!

Buy your tickets today! A limited number of tickets are available at the door. AWM members, use the access code that has been emailed to you to reveal the member ticket price. Tickets include admission to the AWM and drink tickets for two complimentary beverages. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. Guests must be 21+ to attend Get Lit and show a valid ID at the door.

Funds raised at this event will go towards the AWM’s Write In Youth Education Program, which serves middle and high school students from under-resourced schools.

See our other upcoming Get Lit events here.

Thank you to our event partners!

Logos for Bucket O' Blood Books and Records and The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (The HSPPA)

Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records is a quirky shop for sci-fi, fantasy, horror & other books, plus indie rock, punk & metal records. Established in 2010, they sell both new and used books, with a wide range of vintage science fiction and fantasy paperbacks and a large selection of new books from independent horror publishers.

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (The HSPPA) is a not-for-profit traveling museum of screen-used and production-made props, costumes, and film relics that focus on the Horror & Science Fiction genres. The HSPPA champions the collection and preservation of some of the most incredible screen-used props in filmic history, bringing them out from behind closed doors for the fans to experience up close; promoting prop conservation so these artifacts can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Founded by James Azrael in 2015 in Chicagoland, The HSPPA has done well over 100 exhibits from Phoenix, AZ to Atlantic City, NJ; appeared on numerous news program segments including WGN-Chicago and Fox5- Las Vegas as well as Season 2 of Me-TV’s “Collector’s Call”; James has additionally released three books titled: “The HSPPA: Volumes 1 – 3”, detailing hundreds of props/wardrobes from the exhibits along with personal stories and anecdotes from the HSPPA Curators, Collectors, and even some of the actors and SP/MUFX artists from the films!

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Oct 10 2023


Central Time
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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