Film society to present 'Peter Pan' July 25 at Rehoboth Bandstand

Peter Pan and Captain Hook battle on the Jolly Roger as Wendy and her brothers look on.  The film comes to Rehboth Beach Bandstand on Thursday, July 25. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 30, 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the City of Rehoboth Beach will open their eighth year of Cinema by the Surf, a series of free family movies, with a screening of the Walt Disney classic, animated fantasy “Peter Pan” Thursday, July 25, starting at dusk at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.

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Based upon Sir James M. Barrie's 1904 play titled, “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up," the film begins in a London nursery with the three children of the Darling family: Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy is telling stories to her younger siblings about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. Later that night, they are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of his pixie friend, Tinker Bell, and leads them to the second star to the right and beyond … to the Island of Never Land.

When they arrive at Never Land, they soon find themselves in the middle of an ongoing war between Peter's gang of ragtag runaways and the evil Captain Hooks’ band of pirates. Time Magazine’s Top Critic states, "Ornamented with some bright and lilting tunes, it is a lively feature-length Technicolor excursion into a world that glows with an exhilarating charm and a gentle joyousness.”

The film will begin at dusk, between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m., at the Bandstand in downtown Rehoboth Beach. This event is free to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, or bring a chair or blanket. For more information, go to or

The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member go to or call 302-645-9095.

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