FAMILY FAVORITE — David Tomlinson and Angela Lansbury star in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (Photo submitted)

Family Favorites Series features Disney classic

Published Sep 13, 2018 at 4:00pm

For the next installment in its “Family Favorites Series,” the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St.) will present the 1971 Disney film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” on Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 and 7:00 PM. 

A partially-animated musical, “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” stars Angela Lansbury as a cunning witch-in-training who, during the Battle of Britain, decides to use her supernatural powers to defeat the Nazi menace.

She sets out to accomplish this task with the aid of three inventive children who have been evacuated from the London Blitz. Joined by Emelius Brown (David Tomlinson), the head of Miss Price’s witchcraft training correspondence school, the crew uses an enchanted bed to travel into a fantasy land and foil encroaching German troops. 

Also starring in the film are Roddy McDowall, Reginald Owen, and Bruce Forsyth.

“Bedknobs and Broomsticks” was nominated for five Academy Awards for “Best Art Direction,” “Best Costume Design,” “Best Original Song,” “Best Original Song and Adaption Score,” and “Best Visual Effects,” winning for “Best Visual Effects.” Lansbury was also nominated for “Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical” at the 1972 Golden Globes for her performance in the film.

The “Family Favorites Series” is made possible by the Rome Community Foundation and the Stevens Kingsley Fund.

“Bedknobs and Broomsticks” will be presented via a 35mm film print. The film is rated G and admission is $6.50, $5.50 for seniors, students and military, and $4.50 for Capitol Friends. Admission is free for children 12 and under to this and all other events in the Family Favorites Series.