Family movies on tap at New Smyrna Beach Regional Library: 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Family & 'The Sword in the Stone'

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By HENRY FREDERICK

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla -- Make movie watching a family affair at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, which will show three family-friendly movies in January.

The free movies include:

• “Alice in Wonderland”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to Wonderland, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Mia Wasikowski, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter star. Rated PG, 108 minutes. 

• “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.12. A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson and Peter Ostrum star. Rated G, 100 minutes.

“The Sword in the Stone”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.  A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of the wizard Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. Rated G, 79 minutes.

Movie reservations not required

For more information, please call the NSB library call 386-424-2910, option 5. The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,  9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 
 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.