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Haunted Movie Series or NPS Haunted Tales

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Haunted Movie Series or NPS Haunted Tales

I'm looking for something different to do on the last night of my trip to New England and can't decide between watching "Hocus Pocus" in Salem Common or attending the Haunted Tales put on by the National Park Service at Lexington. I wish I could do both...

Does anyone have any pros/cons for one or the other? Were the movies in Salem really crowded last year? How early do people usually show up for these type of things and still find parking?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Haunted Movie Series or NPS Haunted Tales

This is in October? On a Saturday? I'd suggest going to the NPS program though I've never been and can't offer a personal recommendation. Instead, I'll focus on why I wouldn't do the Salem event. Watching Hocus Pocus on Salem Common could be fun, but really it's only the setting that makes it a little more fun than renting the movie and watching it at home. Also, you should not drive to Salem on an October weekend (day or evening). The traffic is very heavy and you will have tremendous difficulty in finding parking. Hope that's helpful and hope you'll have a great trip!

Edited: 25 August 2011, 18:27
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2. Re: Haunted Movie Series or NPS Haunted Tales

One other thing: Will you be visiting Salem? If you're a fan of Hocus Pocus, you may want to look for places where filming was done:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0107120/faq#.2.1.7

Enjoy!

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