As “The Nightmare Before Christmas” hits its thirtieth anniversary, Disney has announced the film will return to theaters for a limited time release!

Per Business Wire, fans will get to see the dark fantasy animated movie with special screenings on October 20 in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The film will be shown in 4D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where Disney will host anniversary screenings featuring specialty concessions, souvenirs, and more.

The movie was originally released in 1993. Directed by Henry Selick (in his feature directorial debut) and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. The movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of “Halloween Town,” who stumbles upon “Christmas Town” and schemes to take over the holiday.

Upon release, the film was met with great success. Particularly, for its innovation of stop-motion, and its characters, songs and score. The movie was the first-ever stop motion Walt Disney Pictures animated film.

Here is the official synopsis of the film:

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder, where every holiday has its own special land. This is the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town. When Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town, his dream to fill Santa’s shoes unravels, and it’s up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things together again.

If you’re not in the mood to head to the theaters to see the film, you can also catch it on Disney+!

Will you be heading to theaters on October 20 to see “The Nightmare Before Christmas” film? Let us known the comments! 

Sean Sposato