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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Advanced Screening Passes / Boston AND Hartford

We can't get to the end of summer without some more movie screening passes. This time, the movie is The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a film based on the 1973 novel of the same name. Once I read the movie description, I immediately thought about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (see the plot below). The film will be released on September 21st but you can see it at the early preview on September 18th.

From Wikipedia:
In 1953, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt goes to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house which has a mysterious ticking heart. Recently orphaned, Lewis only wants to have a normal childhood but soon discovers he's in line for anything but that. Uncle Jonathan is in fact a mediocre but well-intentioned warlock, while his next-door neighbor and good friend Florence Zimmerman is a far more powerful good witch. The house that Lewis has just moved into was previously owned by Isaac and Selena Izard. Before dying, this sinister couple had constructed a powerful clock that is hidden somewhere within the walls of the house where it ticks eternally, trying to pull the world into a magical alignment that would have permitted Isaac to bring about the end of the world. But the sleepy facade of Lewis' new town jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis, wanting only to make a new friend and impress the popular Tarby Corrigan, attempts to raise the dead in the local cemetery on Halloween and succeeds in accidentally releasing Selena from her tomb. Things quickly go awry as the sorceress' ghost and a horde of fantastical creatures are soon unleashed to wreak destruction on the town. Now, with the help of Jonathan and Mrs. Zimmerman, Lewis must summon all his courage to prevent the evil sorceress Selena from finishing her husband's work, and attempt to contain the growing supernatural forces of evil that threaten to bring about Doomsday for the whole world.
Free on the 18th of September and want to see the movie? Screenings are happening:

Boston – Tuesday, September 18th 7 pm Boston Common AMC
Hartford – Tuesday, September 18th 7 pm Bow Tie Palace   

If you sign up and they haven't run out of passes yet, be sure to show up early, especially if you want to get snacks. The last preview I saw at the Boston Common AMC had the snack bar too crowded to get both snacks and a seat. While my son was a little upset about no nachos, he did thoroughly enjoy seeing Infinity War before all his classmates.

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