The Sanderson Sisters are back! One year after making his feature directorial debut with Newsies (in which a teenaged Christian Bale attempts to sing and dance), choreographer-turned-filmmaker Kenny Ortega started a new Halloween tradition with the release of Hocus Pocus—which is making its way back into theaters.
The story of a youngster who resurrects a trio of witches—played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy—in Salem, Massachusetts, the 1993 family film was not an immediate hit. Which may or may not have had something to do with the fact that it was released in July. Fortunately, in the 25 years since, audiences have come to appreciate this Halloween gem—which both Midler and Thora Birch have cited as a favorite movie on their respective filmographies. (Which is not small feat.)
To celebrate a quarter-century of the Sanderson Sisters’s annual Halloween resurrection, AMC is bringing the film back to theaters across the country from October 26 through Halloween night.
To find the theater nearest you playing Hocus Pocus, visit AMCTheatres.com.