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 20, 2012, 7:30pm
This 1939 American musical fantasy film is one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins and flying monkeys. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton). A great pre-Halloween activity – costumes are encouraged!
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30pm
The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century follows a young lion cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who can't wait to be king. But his uncle (Jeremy Irons) craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- to get it. Along the way, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane). With spectacular visuals and lively music, by Elton John and Tim Rice this movie is embraced by children and adults alike, with hit songs that include Can You Feel the Love Tonight and The Circle of Life. Rated G
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30pm
Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in an outsize production featuring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi. When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) hires Dolly to find a mate for him, she decides to win him over for herself. The film's musical set pieces include a show-stopping rendition of the title number, with Louis Armstrong more or less playing himself. The biggest number is Before the Parade Passes By, in which thousands of costumed marchers and atmosphere extras cavort before a huge replica of a New York City thoroughfare in the 1890s. Rated G