BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Editor's note: The video above is from the 2019 Halloween season at Bloodview Haunted House
The Halloween season is definitely feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloodview Haunted House, a scary seasonal attraction in Broadview Heights, announced Thursday evening it will remain closed for the 2020 season.
“We at Bloodview want to support our community, and amid the pandemic of COVID-19, we felt that opening was not in the best interest of our patrons, volunteers or community,” officials with the haunted house said in a statement. “Your safety is paramount, and for that reason we will not be opening Bloodview for its anticipated 2020 season.”
Bloodview, which raises money for charity, brings screams to the autumn air courtesy of the Legion of Terror acting troupe. Much like Bloodview, other Halloween events have also been canceled this year – including HalloWeekends at Cedar Point.
You can read Bloodview’s full statement below:
To our loyal patrons and volunteers, after careful consideration, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that Bloodview, Cuyahoga County’s only Charity Haunt, will suspend the opening of the 2020 season. For nearly four decades, Bloodview Haunted House - owned and operated by the Broadview Heights Lions Club and staffed by the world’s oldest horror acting troupe, The Legion of Terror - has raised and donated millions to our local community as well as communities and projects both nationwide and internationally. You have made that possible through your patronage and support.
We at Bloodview want to support our community, and amid the pandemic of COVID-19, we felt that opening was not in the best interest of our patrons, volunteers, or community. Your safety is paramount, and for that reason, we will not be opening Bloodview for its anticipated 2020 season.
Stay tuned, as we are planning some big surprises for the future. We look forward to terrifying you in 2021 and for many years to come.