Beloved Halloween Classic ‘Hocus Pocus’ On the Big Screen at Towngate on Oct. 4

Dinner Option Also Available Prior To The Film Screening

WHEELING — The Sanderson sisters are being resurrected again. Halloween favorite “Hocus Pocus” is showing on the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only Friday, Oct. 4.

The film is part of Towngate’s popular Dinner and A Movie film series.

“Hocus Pocus” tells the story of three witches (played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy), who are brought back from the dead in Salem, Mass., as they try to steal the souls of children so they can live forever.

The family film debuted in 1993, but was not an immediate hit. Fortunately, in the more than 25 years since, audiences have come to appreciate this Halloween gem. It has become a cult classic that airs during the Halloween season.

“Hocus Pocus” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. No reservations are required.

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in the The Gallery at Towngate prior to the screening. Cost for the pre-screening dinner includes movie ticket, all food, soft drinks, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Dinner guests can also reserve their seat for the film prior to the screening.

Ye Olde Alpha provides the food for the Oct. 4 dinner and a movie. Menu includes grilled sirloin with demi-glace; lemon chicken with mushrooms and parsley; butternut squash risotto; roasted root vegetables; beet salad with baby spinach, goat cheese and caramelized onion; mixed green salad and bread with honey butter.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and can be made at www.oionline.com or by calling 304-242-7700.

A church-turned-theater, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District and is part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute. Towngate offers entertainment almost every weekend.

In addition to main stage theater productions, Towngate also offers poetry and spoken word performances and children’s theater. Towngate also features comedy and improv shows. Local and regional musicians perform concerts on the Towngate stage and a variety of acting classes are offered year-round for all ages.

As a single screen cinema, Towngate shows a variety of films on select weekends throughout the year including classic movies, independent films, thought-provoking documentaries and film shorts by local and regional filmmakers.

For more information on Towngate Theatre, visit www.oionline.com or call 304-242-7700.


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