Hocus Pocus Events, Outdoor Movie Nights + Theatre Showings

Hocus Pocus Near Me

If you’re a fan of the Sanderson Sisters, the Black Flame Candle, talking black cats, and all things Halloween, you likely watch Hocus Pocus at least once each October. Or maybe you run amok, amok, amok watching it all month long!

Hocus Pocus features Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters – three hilarious witches who return from 17th century Salem after they are conjured up by a group of kids. Released in 1993, it has become a cult classic and Halloween favorite. {Exciting news – Hocus Pocus 2 comes out on September 30, 2022!}

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If you love Halloween movies, what could be better than watching Hocus Pocus in a movie theater with other Hocus Pocus fans? Or maybe outdoors under a full moon??

If you’re wondering where you can see Hocus Pocus in theatres near you, we’ve got the scoop on local showtimes and outdoor movie nights in Lakeland and Polk County. We’ve also got a great list of fall things to do between now and Halloween night!

Editor’s Note – Hocus Pocus is rated PG but ratings were more lax in the 90’s and in my personal opinion, it would likely be considered PG-13 today. It does have some references to drugs, and the main plot line is about a virgin who lights a candle that brings the witches back (there are multiple references to his virginity). If you’ve never seen it or don’t remember it, we’d recommend reading more on Common Sense media or doing a quick Google search if you want to learn more before seeing it with your kids.

Hocus Pocus Events Near You + Outdoor Movie Nights

2022sat01oct10:00 amsat12:00 pmHocus Pocus Party - POSTPONED10:00 am - 12:00 pm Larry R. Jackson Branch Library - Lakeland, 1700 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805 Event Organized By: Larry R. Jackson Branch Library - Lakeland


2021fri29oct7:00 pmfri9:00 pmFestive Flix - Halloween Edition - Hocus Pocus7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: Downtown Lakeland

2022fri28oct6:00 pmfri10:00 pmHalloween Party + Hocus Pocus Movie Night at Off the Wall6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Off the Wall Adventures - Lakeland, 2055 Shepherd Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

2021thu28oct6:30 pmthu9:00 pmBrew & View Movie Night: Hocus Pocus6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Winter Haven - Union Taproom, 245 W Central Ave #102, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Hocus Pocus in Theaters


2021fri15oct7:00 pmfri9:00 pmFlashback Fridays at the GEM Theater: Hocus Pocus7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mulberry - GEM Theater, 104 NW 1st Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860 Event Organized By: Mulberry's GEM Theater

2022sun23oct4:00 pmsun6:00 pmHocus Pocus at the Polk Theatre4:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Polk Theatre, 139 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: The Polk Theatre

If none of these events are in your area, try searching Google or Facebook for Hocus Pocus Movie Night Near Me, Hocus Pocus Events Near Me, or just Hocus Pocus Near Me.

Where to stream Hocus Pocus + Watch for Free

If you prefer to watch Hocus Pocus from the comfort of your own couch, you can stream Hocus Pocus on Disney+. Many streaming channels also offer the option to rent or buy Hocus Pocus.

If you have cable, you can also watch Hocus Pocus for free on Freeform all month long as part of their 31 Nights of Halloween lineup.

Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date

If you haven’t heard, a Hocus Pocus sequel comes out this Halloween! Hocus Pocus 2 is being released as a Disney+ original movie on September 30, 2022. The Hocus Pocus 2 cast includes the same stars – Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy – reprising their roles as the “delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters.” Hocus Pocus 2 brings the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem.

From Disney+: “It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century Sanderson 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.”

Now tell your family Come, we fly! and go see Hocus Pocus!

Looking for other Halloween Events in Lakeland + Polk County? We can help you find single day events and trunk or treats in our Fall Fun Guide.

Fall + Halloween Activity Guide

Check out our Ultimate Fall & Halloween Activity Guide to find more things to do including:
🌽 Corn Mazes 🎃 Pumpkin Patches 💀 Haunted Houses 🍬 Halloween Events in Polk County 👸 Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating 🍭 Trick or Treat Hours and more!