SAVING MR. BANKS (Rated PG13-2013) FREE Summer Movie at the Carolina Beach Lake
June 22, 2014
When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise-one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolute… Morely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
- Release date: December 13, 2013 (USA)
- Running time: 126 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- Cast Emma Thompson P.L. Travers Tom Hanks Walt Disney Colin Farrell Travers Robert Goff Ruth Wilson Margaret Goff Jason Schwartz... Richard Sherman
We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well.
Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 mile on your right
Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.