The original Hocus Pocus is heading back to the big screen.
Back when Hocus Pocus was first released in 1993, the film didn’t quite light the box office on fire. However, annual airings on television every Halloween season would continuously build a large following for the film in the decades since, culminating with a sequel released on Disney+ last year. Now, it’s been announced that fans will have a chance to catch the film on the big screen, as it’s been revealed that Hocus Pocus will screen in United States theaters starting on Oct. 6 at various theaters, including Regal and AMC locations.
Hocus Pocus was first released on July 16, 1993, by director Kenny Ortega. Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert penned the script based on a story by Garris and David Kirschner. The film stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters, three witches resurrected in modern day Salem on Halloween night. Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw also starred.
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The Sanderson Sisters returned for last year’s Hocus Pocus 2, written by Jen D’Angelo and directed by Anne Fletcher. The franchise is planned to continue on, as it was reported earlier this year that D’Angelo and Fletcher will return to develop Hocus Pocus 3. As the project is early in its development, and now on hiatus due to the ongoing WGA strike, it’s unclear which cast members may return, though it’s most likely all three Sanderson Sisters will be back.
You can stream Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+.
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