By Sarah Cash, Donna Griffard
Skagway Arts Council (SAC) presents Fright Nights: Come Out if You Dare!
The drive-up experience features AtmosFX hologram-like “hollusions.” Shows will be at different locations around Skagway the last two weekends of October, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. These free shows, new to Skagway this year, will feature a different theme each night and are family friendly.
AtmosFX is a Seattle-based company aspiring to dramatically change how people decorate. Hollusions is a term coined by AtmosFX and are hologram-like photos and video created by the projection of images onto a transparent screen. This produces the illusion of 3D ghosts, characters and other visuals that seem to appear out of thin air. The style of holographic illusion offers a show akin to the visual effects used in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
Each hollusion show will run approximately ten minutes and will loop so viewers can start watching at any point during the event hours. There is no need to show up at a set time.
When arriving, please dim vehicle lights on approach, turn off headlights when parked and remain in the car for safety and social distancing.
An attendant from the SAC will be present at each location to help with parking and traffic flow. If arriving on foot or by bike, please maintain social distance and wear a mask.
A little ghoul also whispered in our ear that there will be more of these types of shows scattered around Skagway in the next couple of weeks. Beware, the ghosts and goblins are on the loose and may be in a yard or house somewhere near you!
SAC thanks AtmosFX, Municipality of Skagway, White Pass and Yukon Railroad, Temsco, Skagway Fish Co., Skagway Public Library, KHNS, The Skagway News and Alaska Power and Telephone Company for their assistance and contributions to make this event possible. For more information contact Donna at (907) 983-3222.
Happy Halloween, Skagway!
Ore Dock parking lot alongside Temsco,
Saturday 10/24: Small Boat Harbor gazebo near Fish Co., 6:30-8 p.m.
Saturday 10/31: Dedman Stage