House on Haunted Hill

ATL. HIGHLANDS - A one-time showing of the legendary film, “House on Haunted Hill,” will be featured at the Atlantic Movie House Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

This is the first of what is planned to be several future collaborations between the Movie House and the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society in presenting programs whose proceeds will benefit the maintenance and restoration of the Strauss Mansion.

The film, directed by William Castle and featuring Vincent Price in this 1959 thriller is the story of millionaire Frederic Loren and his invitation to five strangers to spend the night locked in a haunted mansion. He offers $10,000 to anyone who survives until daybreak.

Tickets for the Historical Society’s Super 50/50 raffle will also be available at the theater. Tickets are $5 each or $20 a book and the raffle is designed to make up for funding lost during the Covid shutdown last year.

Raffle tickets are also available at the Mansion Museum Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and at all other Society events. A winner will be selected Dec. 8.

Tickets to the fund raising movie presentation Oct. 29 are $10 each and are available through the website of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society,

The Strauss Mansion was built in 1893 by New York merchant Adolph Strauss as a 21-room Victorian era Queen Anne style summer cottage. The location on one of the highest hills in Atlantic Highlands offers commanding views of New York, the harbor and Sandy Hook from its third floor Tower Room.

Exhibits at the museum, which is open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., include Victorian era artifacts, collections of local history items, newspaper archives and library as well as a room dedicated to the history of the Lenni Lenape Indians who first settled in this area.

Admission is free, though a $5 donation is requested.


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