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Movie night at Multi-Purpose Center

Stargazing and a movie at the lake


Halloween is almost upon us with its goblins, ghosts and assorted spooks.

So it is the perfect time to devote an evening to a trio of vengeful witches.

Movie night at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center will be Saturday.

As of Tuesday, more than 400 people expressed an interest in attending on the Purcell Parks & Recreation Facebook page.

And the witches? Well, how about the 1993 movie,
“Hocus Pocus?”

The movie tells the misadventures of  Max Dennison, his sister, Dani, and their friend, Allison.

The Dennisons are newcomers to Salem, Mass., and explore an abandoned house with Allison.

Allison shares a story about the house, which Max dismisses as superstitious before he accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who lived in the house before they were executed in the 1600s.

With the help of a magical cat, Max, Dani and Allison must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

John Blue, Purcell’s Parks & Recreation director, said the evening events will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

That’s where 10-Acre Observatory and Odyssey Astronomy Club will conduct an astronomy presentation.

Purcell’s Pioneer Library will be on hand, checking out astronomy books.

At 7:30 p.m., the action will move outside. The movie will be shown on a 20-by-16 foot screen on the lawn in front of the center.

While the movie is airing, the Odyssey Astronomy Club will be setting up telescopes for studying the moon or checking for low-flying witches.

Additional entertainment will be provided by Mad Science of Oklahoma.

Spectators are advised to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and an appetite for free Pride Popcorn. There will also be hot chocolate provided by Mr. Yeti’s.

Blue said there will be a drawing for door prizes. Walmart is donating a telescope and gift card.


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