Freaky film for a fall night

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Raven Café shows “Thir13en Ghosts”
Kayla Flanagan
Guest Writer

It’s probably safe to say that for most people, Wednesdays aren’t exactly the day of the week that comes to mind when you are thinking of a day to do something fun. Trust me, it’s no different in my mind. However, when I heard that the Raven Cafe located on the main strip of downtown Port Huron was showing one of my personal favorite Halloween movies – “Thir13en Ghosts” – at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, I figured it may be an interesting evening out.
The coffeehouse is known in the area for having a comfortable, bookish atmosphere – especially the upstairs portion, where the movie was shown from a projector, the walls lined with an eclectic selection of books. Whether a person is stopping by for the first time, or has been in the establishment on a few occasions, or is a devout regular, the general consensus is that it is a nice place to be.
Austin Gonzales, 20, of Port Huron, said that he had been to the Raven a couple times before. “They were showing a movie I like, and I had never actually been upstairs before,” Gonzales said on why he was there that night. He felt that it was a great way to kill time on an otherwise uneventful, cool autumn evening.
Jordan Bailey, also of Port Huron, quickly agreed. “I love it here,” Bailey laughed. She was more than glad to be at the coffeehouse on an easygoing Wednesday evening.
The movie “Thir13en Ghosts” (2001) is the story of a man – played by Tony Shalhoub – and his two children who inherit an extravagant house from a rich uncle he had never heard from. When they, along with the children’s nanny, arrive at the house, all seems too good to be true. After the awful truth of the house is revealed by a psychic who worked for the uncle, the whole night becomes about how the family will survive and get out.
While watching the movie, customers were able to order from a variety of items on the menu, such as soups, sandwiches, other entrees, desserts, and beverages – including coffees, teas, shakes, and alcohol.
This was one of the last Wednesday night films at the Raven for October. But be on the lookout for further evening events offered at the local coffeehouse. Check the Raven Cafe Facebook page or stop by and find out for yourself what all the buzz is about.

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