Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Read A Movie series presents “The Canterville Ghost”

September 16, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Rehoboth Beach, DE
September 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to a special screening of “The Canterville Ghost,” on Wednesday,October 9, 2013 beginning at 4:00 pm in the upstairs community room at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. This film is an adaption of the famous Oscar Wilde tale about a young American girl that helps a British ghost find rest and forgiveness. The screening is part of the monthly “Read a Movie” series in which audience members are invited to read a short story in advance of the screening, and then gather to watch the film version and engage in lively discussion about how the film compares to the original story.

When Professor Hiram Otis gets a research grant to study in England, his family is thrilled to learn that they will live in a real castle called Caterville Hall. The castle’s most notable feature turns out of be the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville, who has been roaming the castle for 400 years. The ghost of Sir Simon is visible only to Virginia Otis (Neve Campbell), 16, and her two younger brothers. Virginia, “Ginny,” campaigns to go back home, and her dad, believing the ghost’s pranks are Ginny’s, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville and soon realizes that he is just an old ghost looking for rest and forgiveness. With a change of heart, Ginny becomes determined to free Sir Simon from his curse? [1996, US, Runtime: 92 min, PG]

The popular “Read a Movie” series take place on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept – May). Share your thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen. “Read a Movie” is free and open to the public. To sign up, and receive the stories in advance, email Jamie Rousak Education/Outreach Coordinator at or call the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at (302) 227-8044.

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. The Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (to be held November 6-10, 2013). The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit, or call 645-9095.

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