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Newsday's Flick and Treat event kicks off Saturday

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be shown at the 2016 Flick & Treat Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Newsday. Photo Credit: Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Pictures / David James

Newsday’s 2016 Flick and Treat Festival Oct. 15 is an all-in-one stop for spooky fun.

The free family-friendly event includes food vendors, giveaways, sponsor booths and entertainment for kids before a screening of the popular movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13).

The free screening is held on the lawn at Newsday’s headquarters in Melville, projected after sunset on a giant 40-foot screen.

Gates open at 3 p.m.-- and that’s when many people arrive to stake out their spot on the lawn and spend a few hours before showtime trick-or-treating through the festival. There’s a small pumpkin patch, too.

Admission is free, although tickets are required — print them early as the event often sells out in advance. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16. For tickets and more information, visit

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