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Hocus Pocus & Costume Contest


The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and the Grand Opera House invite you to our Family Film Event!

We will screen “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Grand Opera House.

There will be goodie bags, a costume contest, and prizes! Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the costume contest is from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
You must be in lobby of theater before 4:00 pm to be considered for the costume contest.

The cost is $10.

“Hocus Pocus” Film Synopsis:
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

Special Screening at Voices: STYLE WARS


In support of the ‘Streetwise’ event at Voices from the

Warehouse District, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will host a special screening of the hip hop documentary “Style Wars” on Friday, Sept. 25.

Directed by Tony Silver, this documentary won the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film
Festival and is regarded as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early ‘80s. “Style Wars” captured the look and feel of New York’s subway system
as graffiti writers’ public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas.

There will be a appetizers and a skate show at 6:30 p.m., and the film starts at 8 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment begins immediately after the film. Admission is $20.

Please join us for this great event!

For more details and or questions, please contact
Susan Gorrell at

Photo Credit: Henry Chalfant

Movie at the Museum

Movie at the Museum

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and Dubuque Main Street, will sponsor a FREE outdoor screening of the 1980s classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, on Thursday, August 13, at 8 pm in Washington Park at 7th and Locust Streets in downtown Dubuque.

The pre-film program will begin at 8 pm, with the film beginning shortly after sundown (approximately 8:20 pm). Attendees are encouraged to arrive beginning at 7:30 pm or earlier to claim their place on the lawn; take a short, free tour of new museum exhibitions; and enjoy concessions courtesy of food trucks from Wild Fryers and Candle Ready Cakes, which will be parked in front of the Museum on 7th Street between Bluff and Locust Streets.

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is dedicated to the education and promotion of the arts through celebration of film and to improve the quality of life for citizens. JDIFF seeks to create venues in the community to encourage education and artistic expression, and acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world.