Geeksboro Battle Pub hopes to introduce ‘Old Man Linus’ to The Great Pumpkin after 62 years of waiting
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 6pm on Sun., Oct. 28.
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.
For his part, the Great Pumpkin says the inability to meet Linus was the result of 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 believes 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 at www.geeksboro.com. Geeksboro Battle Pub is located on 2618 Lawndale Drive at the Kirkwood Commons Shopping Center across the street from the Target Shopping Center.