CAB Cancels Throwback Thursday Screening of “Hocus Pocus”

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Campus Activity Board cancels Throwback Thursday screening of Halloween favorite “Hocus Pocus”.

Marshall University Office of Student Activities planned to show the Kenny Ortega film at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1st but rescheduled the showing due to bad weather.

Senior Criminal Justice major, Zachary Gill, said he was glad the showing got cancelled because he had to work during the time the film would have been shown.

“I love ‘Hocus Pocus’,” Gill said. “I grew up watching it with my family and I’m fine that CAB is showing it at a later date now because I did have to work, but now I can request off for when they do show it and I’ll be able to enjoy it with my friends.”

“Hocus Pocus” was released in 1993. The film has since become a Halloween classic and is shown frequently during the fall television season.

Sophomore Marketing major, Lindsey Thomas, said she was bummed about the event being cancelled.

“I was really looking forward to going to see ‘Hocus Pocus’ on Buskirk Field, but I understand why they had to cancel,” Thomas said. “The weather isn’t the best this week and I would rather they do it at a different time so students and myself can enjoy its in all its entirety.”

Senior Biology Pre-Medical major, Troy Hawkins, said this would have been his 1st time seeing the film.

“I’ve heard all my friends talk about it so I was really looking forward to it,” Hawkins said. “I’m upset it got cancelled, but when they reschedule it, my friends and I will be the first one there to get good seats and I hope that the movie lives up to the hype they give it.”

Senior Psychology major, Kayli Williams, said this Throwback Thursday screening would have been her 1st.

“I’m upset about it, but I guess they can’t help it because the weather really isn’t the best its ever been,” Williams said. “I just hope they announce the date soon so I can plan it around my work schedule, because ‘Hocus Pocus’ is my favorite Halloween film.”

Office of Student Activities event coordinator, Lee Tabor, said that CAB will also want to do other stuff during the event, such as a possible costume contest and other things.

The rescheduled showing of “Hocus Pocus” will be announced soon along with the other details of the contests occurring during the screening.

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