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Talk to actress Kathy Najimy live at ‘Hocus Pocus’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11

Talk to actress Kathy Najimy live at ‘Hocus Pocus’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre is getting into the Halloween spirit by bringing one of the Sanderson sisters back to life one more time.

Actress Kathy Najimy will participate in a live discussion and Q&A before a screening of the 1993 cult classic “Hocus Pocus” at the Kirby Center on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. She’ll tell behind-the-scenes stories from this Halloween film by Walt Disney Pictures and answer questions in person before showing the must-see movie of the season.

Tickets, which are $20, $30, $40, and $99, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include premium seating and a photo with Najimy.

Relive this Halloween tradition or experience for the first time the hilarity of these evil witches desperate for immortality after they are inadvertently resurrected by a teenager in Salem, Massachusetts. Will they perform their spells before sunrise? Join “An In-Person Conversation with Kathy Najimy,” with “Hocus Pocus” presented on the big screen 26 years after its initial release, to find out.

According to Winifred (Bette Midler), All Hallows’ Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok, so grab your broom… or vacuum… and fly on over in your best witchy wear to take part in a costume contest, judged by Mary Sanderson herself.

Kathy Najimy is best known for her work in more than 30 films – such as “Sister Act,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “Rat Race” – as the voice of Peggy Hill on “King of the Hill,” and for her more current roles on “Veep,” “Younger,” and “Graves.” She is also a celebrated advocate on the frontline of a myriad of progressive social causes, including #MeToo and Time’s Up. Outspoken, energizing, and inspirational, Najimy combines her acting and talents with a passionate commitment to equality, women’s leadership, and issues ranging from increasing cancer research to LGBTQ rights.

Created by Mills Entertainment, The Backlot Project brings the most beloved stars of television and film from the screen to an exciting and intimate live setting. Each Backlot Project event takes audiences behind the scenes as they engage in a tell-all conversation with the talents that brought their favorite moments in entertainment to life.

Mills Entertainment, a live entertainment content studio and division of the Creative Artists Agency, collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, its specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision. Current projects include “An Evening with Jane Fonda: A Celebration of a Storied Career,” “A Live Conversation with John Cusack,” “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Carnival of Curi-oddities” and “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.”