PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is gearing up for the Halloween season. Halloween Nights at the penitentiary opens on Friday.
Organizers say it’s a “bold revamp” of the Terror Behind the Walls celebration the penitentiary is known for.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
In all, there are 15 attractions, including two haunted houses.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
“Halloween Nights transforms the abandoned cell blocks and courtyards into an immersive, interactive environment and activates the historic stone architecture with large-scale video projections and other special effects,” Brett Bertolino said.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Searching For Shafeeq Lewis, Accused Of Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy On Way To School
Halloween Nights spans the penitentiary’s entire 10-acre property, and several sections are open to the public for the first time.