Scary Film Festivals, Crunchy Comedy & Family Fun: 13 Things To Do In York This Weekend


Here we are again – good weekend everyone!

It’s a great weekend for moviegoers! For all fans of fear there is the horror film festival Death of the North at City Screen Picturehouse all weekend, showing over 50 films.

Luna cinema is also at Castle Howard showing three classic movies, and there’s the return of Film at the Folk Hall!

And the fun doesn’t end there … watch the hilarious comedy Dracula: the bloody truth at the York Theater Royal and actor Simon amstell brings his new show to the Grand Opera House York.

There are also days of family fun, live music and more.

What’s new in York this weekend, September 24-26

Fri Sep 24 @ 11:00 amSun Sep 26 @ 10:00 PM

City Screen Picturehouse

City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney St


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Get ready for a spooky weekend at City Screen with the Dead Northern Horror Film Festival! With over 50 films, world premieres, Q&A, themed awards night and more.

The open-air projections of the Luna cinema

Fri Sep 24 @ 6:00 pmSun Sep 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Chateau Howard

Chateau Howard Estate

YO60 7DA

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Join us for the magic of cinema as we settle in for outdoor screenings of huge movies! The Luna Cinema will set up its big screen to show three classic films this weekend.

Sat 25 SepSun Oct 3

The annual festival is back, in its 16th year! There are over 80 events to enjoy throughout the week hosted by the York Seniors Assembly, including sports, workshops and classes.

Brass and lakeside cake

Sun Sep 26 @ 11:00 am3:30 p.m.

North Yorkshire Waterpark

North Yorkshire Waterpark, Wykeham Lakes

YO13 9QU

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A day of family fun at the North Yorkshire Waterpark – and perfect for your furry friend! There’s a fun dog show, afternoon tea, marching band and more.

Yorkshire has talent - live!

Sun Sep 26 @ 7:00 p.m.

Joseph Rowntree Theater

Haxby Road

YO31 8TA

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Dance, comedy and a wide variety of music are on the program for this celebration of Yorkshire’s best young talent, professionally judged and voted on by the public.

Sun Sep 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Red Crescent Community Place

8 The Crescent

YO24 1AW

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Live music at The Crescent from singer / songwriter Rachel Croft as she presents her highly anticipated EP.

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