More outdoor movie magic at the Beals Memorial Library

  • Enjoy some magical entertainment with magician and illusionist Jason Purdy, and a fun showing of “Hocus Pocus” at the Beals Memorial Library on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 8/14/2022 4:16:56 PM
Modified: 8/14/2022 4:13:31 PM

WINCHENDON — Join the Winchendon library for a bunch of hocus pocus. This month, the library is inviting the community to three Thursday evenings of outdoor movies and magic where they’ll be showing some bewitching, family-friendly films paired with an exciting, live magic show. Here’s what’s happening on the second Outdoor Movie Magic night of the month:

On Thursday, Aug. 18, the library will be screening Disney’s cult classic, “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. In this fan-favorite film, a teenager who doesn’t believe in witches or magic moves to Salem and struggles when he accidentally brings a trio of wicked witches back from the dead. The movie will begin at sundown.

At 7 p.m., and before the movie begins, come enjoy some magical entertainment provided by professional magician and illusionist, Jason Purdy. Jason combines magic and illusions with comedy and music for a fun, interactive experience.

Also prior to the start of the show, the Friends of the Beals Memorial Library will be running their book sale and concession stand from 6 to 8 p.m. Purchase some used books and media for low prices and grab a treat to enjoy during the show. Popcorn will also be provided by the Winchendon Recreation Commission and the Youth Changemakers’ Sunshine Cafe will be selling lemonade.

This year’s Outdoor Movie Magic nights are sponsored in part by the Winchendon Cultural Council and the Friends of the Beals Memorial Library. In the event of rain, the movie will be rescheduled to the following day.

The library is at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, call the library at 978-297-0300 or visit online,

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