Passes to Early Screening of SAVING MR. BANKS for #Canadians in #Vancouver Only

by Susan

We are thrilled to offer a screening pass giveaway opportunity for SAVING MR. BANKS (opening on December 20th) in Vancouver, Canada.

Saving Mr Banks

3 Lucky Winners will each win 2 passes to see SAVING MR. BANKS in North Vancouver.

Thursday, December 5th at 7:00pm
Landmark Cinemas Esplanade (Formerly Empire Theatres Esplanade)
North Vancouver, BC

I cannot wait to see this movie! My favorite actor is Tom Hanks and my favorite company is Disney.


Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen—and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

Enter To WIN Passes to SAVING MR. BANKS in North Vancouver

3 Winners – Each receiving two passes!

Giveaway closes Monday, December 2nd. We will send winners e-tickets to present at guest services when they arrive at the theatre.

Thursday, December 5th
Landmark Cinemas Esplanade (Formerly Empire Theatres Esplanade)
200 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 1A4


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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn November 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Love this web site. So much fun!


2 Shanna November 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Watching as a little girl and singing along.


3 Rhona November 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I love the chemistry between Burt (Dick Van Dyke) and Mary (Julie Andrews) – I wouldn’t have known the name for it as a child, but there’s something magical on screen when they’re together.


4 Michelle November 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I loved the part when they go through the painting and sing with the farm animals :)


5 Diana November 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Watching Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke hop into the paintings and ride on the horses.


6 Tara December 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

My favourite part is when Bert is the chimney sweep and they sing.. Chim chim cheree

It’s hard to pick just one part!


7 Sheila December 1, 2013 at 9:30 am

When the nursery cleans itself up while they watch. I still wish for rooms that do that!


8 lise December 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I love the chimney sweep dance when I watched it for the first time I had no idea that that was an actual job!! I love disney musicals and the magic they bring to the screen!


9 Sara Giresi December 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

seeing it again on broadway


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