'Hocus Pocus' to be shown during Movies at the Park

Corbin Tourism is hosting its second Movies at the Park event on Saturday with a showing of "Hocus Pocus". | File photo

CORBIN -- Grab your broomsticks, hold on to your witch's hats, and watch out for black cats -- the Salem sisters are coming to downtown Corbin. The famous trio will make their debut as the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission will show the movie "Hocus Pocus" at Sanders Park this Saturday.

The showing of "Hocus Pocus" is the fourth installment to the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission's Movies at the Park events, which were created as a unique way to showcase the city to its visitors and residents alike.

Although it helps to draw outsiders into the town, local residents are encouraged to take part as well. In fact, this is only the commission's second year hosting the movies. Around 250 people were in attendance at their last event.

In 2018, the Commission showed one movie in May and another in June. This year, due to the large success the commission has experienced, Corbin Tourism decided to have the second showing in October.

"We wanted to be the big kickoff to the Halloween season," Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said.

In order to build upon the event and make it into something more "spooktacular", the commission has partnered with Hometown Bank, Michael Jones of State Farm, and Cumberland Valley National Bank to make a few exciting additions.

For starters, a larger movie screen was rented in order to accommodate for the growing crowd size. Treats along with water and other snacks will be available to attendees as well.

The sponsors of the event collaborated with the Corbin Tourism to get these items in place and to ensure the event would remain completely free of charge to the public.

Corbin Tourism members felt like these additions were necessary because they are expecting a big turnout for the movie. In fact, after receiving so many Facebook shares on the advertisement for the event, the commission moved the location of the movie from Sanders Park to the parking lot directly behind it for more space.

Kriebel believes the event will be something truly unique and special.

"It's not a trick-or-treat, it's not a pumpkin decorating contest, it's just an opportunity for families to be able to come out and enjoy something that's free," she said.

Kriebel also wanted to let the community know that they "anticipate, encourage, and welcome kids to dress up in costume."

For more information, contact (606) 528-8860.

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