Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Hocus Pocus Rolls Out the Purple Carpet

(released 9/28/2022)

The Upper West Side of Manhattan was a cauldron of magic as witches gathered to celebrate the premiere of the Sanderson sisters new film Hocus Pocus 2.  Patrons of the premiere lined the street in anticipation of the theater doors opening, wearing elaborate costume, hair and makeup styles in honor of the film's characters.  Some of these devoted followers of the sisters were hand picked while inline and asked to show off their styles on the Purple Carpet for the waiting photogs, reporters and news cameras.

The cauldron grew in brew as the 7pm screening neared and the stars of the film began to arrive. Stars of the film Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker walked the Purple Carpet.

It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow's Eve. Hocus Pocus 2 also stars Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Whitney Peak (Gossip Girl), Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories), Lilia Buckingham (Dirt), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), and Tony Hale (Veep). The film is produced by Lynn Harris (King Richard, The Shallows), with Ralph Winter (Hocus Pocus, X-Men franchise), David Kirschner (Hocus Pocus, Chucky), and Adam Shankman (Disenchanted, Hairspray) serving as executive producers. This live-action comedy film is directed by Anne Fletcher (Dumplin, The Proposal).

You can watch the teaser trailer here:

Hocus Pocus 2 will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting September 30, 2022.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Kathy Najimy

Press tent lining the entire block of Broadway in front of AMC Lincoln Square

Crew prepping the press tent

Fans of the movie dressed for the premiere

Hocus Pocus fan

Crew loading graphics for the AMC lobby

Fans of the movie dressed for the premiere

Fans of the movie dressed for the premiere

Kathy Najimy arriving

Jemima Kirke arriving

Sam Richardson arriving

Sara Jessica Parker, Tabitha Broderick, Matthew Broderick arriving

Marion Broderick, Tabitha Broderick, Matthew Broderick arriving

Doug Jones arriving

Tituss Burgess arriving

Tituss Burgess posing with a police officer

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