‘Hocus Pocus’ returns to select theaters starting Friday

Just in time for Halloween, the Disney classic film “Hocus Pocus” heads back to the big screen.

AMC will bring back the cult classic to select theaters to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, the company announced via Twitter.

The movie will run from Oct. 26 through Halloween.

The movie stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters. In the movie, the witches come back from the dead in Salem, Mass.

Actress Vinessa Shaw, who played the role of Allison in the film, told Page Six that when Disney released the movie back in 1993, it wasn’t actually a box office hit — it was a “flop.”

It was released in July which was a pretty unusual time for a Halloween movie to hit the big screen.

According to some researchers, the Walt Disney Company opted to release it in July because executives didn’t want Hocus Pocus to compete against The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Touchstone Picture (also owned by the Disney Corporation) was responsible for The Nightmare Before Christmas, so it makes sense.

Select AMC Theaters will show “Hocus Pocus” from October 26-31. Tickets will be only $5.

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