Jefferson Market Library: Entertaining Lions, Witches, Wardrobes
Walden Media Brings Libraries into C.S. Lewis ChroniclesIs the beloved medievalist C.S. Lewis turning over in his grave? Better get out the bell, book, and candle - - if you're afraid of witches or wild profiteering - - because Walden Media and Walt Disney are about to show children that, where there's a book, there's a $ licensing deal.
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For Walden Media, recapturing imagination and rekindling curiosity doesn’t begin and end in the movie theatre. Walden Media will sponsor an exhibit tour to promote Walt Disney Picture’s and Walden Media’s upcoming film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
, an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved 1950 novel, due to open in theaters on December 9, 2005.
The free exhibit - - which features props, costumes, and behind the scenes footage from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media’s December 9th release, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - - will visit select libraries. Walden Media is working with these libraries and locale ducational organizations to create programming related to the exhibit and the book and film on which it is based.
A list of scheduled library stops is below:
N.Y. Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch: November 10-14, 2005
The exhibit will be open to the public during library hours. . . .
Each city will host a media event, including a press conference, celebrity readings, and an opportunity for children to tour the exhibit and participate in educational activities.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Walden Media will make educational donations to 200 libraries nationwide. Participating libraries will receive a Narnia Theatrical Display, copies of the novel, bookmarks, and Educator’s Guides.