The last movie night of the year at Midwood Park is the classic The Never Ending Story. If you haven’t seen the movie since you were a kid, don’t miss it. If you have kids of your own, come out early for a storybook session with the great folks from the Plaza Midwood Public Library. As always, free popcorn courtesy of PMNA and free hot chocolate.
The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy in our world who reads a magical book that tells a story of a young warrior whose task is to stop a dark force called the Nothing from engulfing a mystical world. The film was produced by Bernd Eichinger and Dieter Giessler and directed and co-written by Wolfgang Petersen (his first English-language film) and starred Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn, and Alan Oppenheimer as the voices of both Falkor and Gmork (as well as other characters). At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. The film was the first in The NeverEnding Story film series and later followed by two sequels.
The film only adapts the first half of the book, and consequently does not convey the message of the title as it was portrayed in the novel. The second half of the book would subsequently be used as the primary rough basis for the second film, The Next Chapter. The third film, Escape from Fantasia, primarily features an original new plot. – Wikipedia