The 1971 musical film/ animation Bedknobs and Broomsticks
makes a great selection for your next outdoor movie - whether you're inviting thousands of community members to your local park, or simply having an evening with family or friends right in your own backyard.В The film mixes animation and live recording, and so will make a bold bright image that will look clean and really great on your outdoor movie screen.В The film stars Angela Lansbury , David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart, and Ian Weighill among others. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
has enchanted generations of children, and will bring magic and joy to your community today!В Here's a short trailer for the film:
1940's Kent England was significantly affected by the War, and most of the young men were sent off to fight. Eglantine Price (Angela Lansbury) wants to help in the war effort, particularly in protecting Kent, and so she enrolls in witchcraft school in order to learn a spell or two! Against her will, she is assigned to three young children from London who have escaped the blitz bombing, who quickly discover her witchcraft and threaten to tell.
In a swap for their silence, Price casts a spell on a bedknob of an old bed, causing it to take the bed-traveler wherever they want, imaginary or real! But she has her own agenda, as she is seeking a special spell called "substitutiary locomotion" that makes inanimate objects move on their own accord. The group set out on a fun-filled journey full of suspense and action that will keep your entire community entertained, and will bring back old memories to those parents who loved this movie as children.
Even though most of your community members have likely seen Bedknobs and Broomsticks
before (and probably really love it), experiencing the film on the big screen is an opportunity many have never had. If anyone has screened Bedknobs and Broomsticks as an outdoor movie, tell us your story by posting to the comments section below. We'd love to hear your story!