Outdoor movie magic coming to the Beals Memorial Library

  • Enjoy some magical entertainment with Ed the Wizard and a showing of “Cinderella” at the Beals Memorial Library on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 8/5/2022 5:48:32 PM
Modified: 8/5/2022 5:45:25 PM

WINCHENDON — The Beals Memorial Library is presenting three evenings of movies and magic. This month, the library will be showing some spellbinding, family-friendly films on Thursday nights out on the library lawn. Before each show, there will also be some magical entertainment. Here’s what’s coming first:

Thursday, Aug. 11

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the library will kick off its annual outdoor movie nights with a screening of Disney’s live-action “Cinderella,” starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett. In this classic fairytale, a kind young woman, mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, is aided by a fairy godmother and some clever critters to reach her happily-ever-after. The movie will begin at sundown.

Before the film begins, come early for some magical entertainment with Ed the Wizard’s “Reading is Magic” performance at 7 p.m. Enjoy this family-friendly, interactive magic show full of comedy and suspense as Ed the Wizard weaves together the importance of building and maintaining one’s reading skills.

Pre-show book sale

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 or grab a tasty 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 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 Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit bealslibrary.org.


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