[upcoming event] paddington storytime at barnes and noble (free movie tickets!)

The other day while out golfing and playing tennis, several of our resident Paddingtons heard some exciting news: there will be a special Paddington Bear Storytime at Barnes and Noble stores across the country at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, November 8, 2014!

In anticipation of the new Paddington movie (whose opening has apparently been pushed back to January 16, 2015 instead of Christmas Day as we previously reported), local B&N stores will be giving out free movie tickets to storytime attendees while supplies last. These tickets can be used anytime between January 16 and March 31, 2015.

Barnes and Noble has just released a new, exclusive edition of  Paddington (picture book) that includes Paddington’s Scrapbook (chock full of little-known facts, travel souvenirs, photos and letters), illustrated by the fabulous R.W. Alley, of course!

AND, if you just happen to be lucky enough to live near the Brentwood, TN, Barnes and Noble store, note that Nicole Kidman, one of the stars in “Paddington,” will be reading from the Paddington B&N Edition on Thursday, November 6 at 4 p.m. 🙂 Both these B&N events are of course free and open to the general public.

Have you been wondering who took Colin Firth’s place as the voice of Paddington? It’s 34-year-old British actor Ben Whishaw. Apparently Michael Bond’s daughter is ecstatic — saying he has captured Paddington exactly as she had imagined him to be (Paddington is computer-generated in the film).

Check out the new movie trailer and judge for yourself:

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I gotta admit — he’s really starting to grow on me. 🙂

Okay, back to business as usual . . .



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9 thoughts on “[upcoming event] paddington storytime at barnes and noble (free movie tickets!)

  1. I’ll check to see if this is happening here in Denver, too, Jama. Your pictures are so adorable. Sorry the movie has been moved. I suppose it will warm us up in cold January! Have a lovely week!


    1. It should be happening in Denver too! 🙂

      January 16 is the most recent date I heard — it could change yet again (it used to be Dec 12, then Dec 25). I suppose Paddington wants to be absolutely sure everything is perfect for his big screen debut!

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