Three of the most recognizable movies will be shown at QPAC as part of a one-of-a-kind interactive family-oriented film series. Here, the crowd sings (and dances) along with their favorite characters without an ounce of apprehension. These movies are captioned. Trivia contest with prizes before each showing. The most enthusiastic singalong participant wins a $100 cash prize. All showings are $5. Tickets can be purchase online (see purchase links below) or by calling the box office (718) 631-6311. Movies may not be included as part of any subscription.
SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER DANIEL DROMM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7:30pm
The King and I, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway musical hit, was based on Margaret Landon's book Anna and the King of Siam. Deborah Kerr plays English widow Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam in the 1860s to tutor the many wives and children of the country's progressive King (Yul Brynner, recreating his Broadway role-and winning an Oscar in the process). The culture clash between Anna and the King is but one aspect of their multilayered relationship. Through Anna, the King learns the refineries and responsibilities of "modern" western civilization; Anna meanwhile comes to realize how important it is for an Oriental ruler to maintain his pride and to uphold the customs of his people. Despite the many rifts between them, Anna and the monarch come to respect and (to a degree) love one another. Most of the Broadway version's best songs (Getting to Know You, Whistle a Happy Tune, A Puzzlement, Shall We Dance) are retained. Also stars Rita Moreno. Rated G
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:30pm
There's no doubt about it, Aladdin is truly one of Disney's best-loved animated films. It’s the classic tale of a poor boy who uses his street smarts, exceptional luck, and a bit of magic to live "happily ever after" with the girl of his dreams. The highlights of Aladdin are many: the great characters, from the charismatic young Aladdin himself (voiced by Scott Weinger) to the villainous Jafar (Jonathan Freeman). Of course, there's also the obligatory batch of sidekicks, including the sarcastic bird Iago (Gilbert Gottfried) and thieving monkey Abu (Frank Welker). Another highlight is the Genie of the Lamp himself (Robin Williams), who brings his trademark brand of off-the-wall humor and improvisational ability to the film's biggest supporting role. Of course, there's also the top-notch artwork and music. Rated G
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:30pm
Take a walk down memory lane when summer vacations in the Catskills, were all the rage. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills. She learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic film. Baby is expected to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. The music in this movie plays the soundtrack of our lives and includes: Be My Baby, You Don’t Own Me, Stay, In the Still Of The Night, Do You Love Me. Starring Jerry Orbach, Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze. Rated PG-13