Newport Market Hosts Family Film For Halloween


There is a treat (no tricks!) in store for families next weekend, with a special Halloween showing of the movie Hotel Transylvania upstairs in Newport Market in the city centre on Saturday October 29 – and everyone is encouraged to come along dressed for the part!

Hotel Transylvania came out top in a public vote and will now be shown on a special video wall being installed in the market which will be spookily dressed for the day. The screening starts at 4pm and there is a Where are The Witches?  Halloween Trail around High St. and the Market during the day leading up to the show, where prizes are available for youngsters who find all 10 hidden Witches - so people are advised to get there in plenty of time.

The Halloween event is produced by Newport NOW, the business-led body which supports and promotes the city centre. Newport NOW Chair Alan Edwards said: “Newport Market provides such a great venue for events in the heart of the city, so we thought we’d turn it into a haunted cinema for the day to attract families with a themed film that will appeal to all ages. We hope youngsters turn up in costume to create a great Halloween atmosphere.”

Tickets are £4 and available from The Newsagent inside the Market entrance;; and Riverfront Arts Centre.

Dracula’s five-stake resort, Hotel Transylvania, is where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend whilst celebrating his daughter Mavis’ 118th birthday Dracula has to cater for all of his best friends, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!


Newport Market offers the finest fresh produce with award winning butchers, fresh fruit and vegetables, bakeries, clothing, gifts, cards and more.

Newport Market has been central to Newport life for nearly 150 years, the refurbished High Street entrance opened in November 2013, part of a £1million project to refurbish part of the grade-two listed building.