Greensboro, NC - After 62 years of waiting, will ‘Old Man’ Linus Van Pelt finally meet the legendary Great Pumpkin?
Find out the answer to this question LIVE when Geeksboro Battle Pub hosts their annual Halloween season screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th.
This screening of the beloved Halloween special will entertain both children as well as children at heart with free candy, bonus cartoon shorts, some free comics provided by Ssalefish Comics of Greensboro and most importantly, live appearances by Peanuts’ characters ‘Old Man Linus’ and (maybe) the Great Pumpkin.
“Linus has to be at least 70 years old at this point,” says Joe Scott, co-owner and creative director of Geeksboro Battle Pub. “He’s waited patiently, and then of course impatiently. So we think after 62 years, it’s finally time that he gets to meet the Great Pumpkin.”
In addition to hoping to meet the Great Pumpkin, Linus will be available to meet and greet children, sign autographs, and pose for selfies with fans of Charles Schultz’ Peanuts comic strip series.
This will be Old Man Linus’ third consecutive live appearance at Geeksboro as well as his 62nd failed attempt to finally meet the Great Pumpkin during the Halloween season.
For his part, the Great Pumpkin says the inability to meet Linus was the result of ‘many, many, many scheduling conflicts,’ which he hopes to resolve this year. Through his representatives, the Great Pumpkin promises that if he is able to attend the screening, he will bring candy for everyone who is ‘sincere’ and believe in his power and sovereignty over the Halloween season.
Tickets for “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” are only $4 each, and can be purchased online by clicking here.