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This clowns-only screening of It is truly nightmare fodder

Clowns, as a concept, are absolutely not okay, which makes these clowns-only screenings of It at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York, about the most not okay things imaginable.

The Sept. 9 showings of the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown story require attendees to "arrive dressed as a clown in order to attend," spoofing the controversy that stemmed earlier this year from the theater's women-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

But when it comes to clowns, Drafthouse is entirely serious: "Please arrive early and join us in the Barrel O' Fun beginning at 5:30 p.m. for an It pre-party where we will have face-painters available for clown 'touch-ups,' a photo booth, raffles for prizes, and other terrifying merriment," the theater writes for its Austin event.

Watch the trailer for It below and clowns, you can get your tickets here. Jeva Lange