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Films on the Side: Hocus Pocus

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker. Directed by Kenny Ortega.
After Denver Public Library’s 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Street, catch their outdoor showing of the cult film and holiday classic Hocus Pocus. “Since 1993, the Disney film Hocus Pocus has been a perennial Halloween favorite, scaring up a new batch of children every year. Starring Midler, Najimy and Parker as a trio of evil witches known as the Sanderson Sisters, the film is a kitschy gem. Through countless showings on TV, and soaring DVD sales (which peak every October), it has become the cult favorite scary movie for a generation of kids. But how did a film, which flopped at the box office and got middling reviews became so beloved and financially successful? Like many cult films, it took a winding path that relied on staunch fans and invaluable TV reruns. The witchy little flick had all the right elements: big-name stars, a campy concept and a PG script that flirted with PG-13 jokes.” – Yohana Desta, mashable.com. 96 minutes. Rated PG.

This free event will take place on Acoma Plaza (near the west entrance of the Central Library) at dusk.

More info: https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh


October 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm