The colder months don't always lend themselves well to the theater experience. Getting out of the house to face the cold is less appealing, the drive-in is out of the question, and the big summer releases are almost completely forgotten. What's a movie lover to do? If you really want the theater cinematic experience, you'll just have to put on a coat and bite the bullet. Just make sure the movie in question is worth seeing.
Friday, November 4
One day only, it's time to dance! Memphis's beloved Orpheum Theater is going to be visited by the extremely popular "Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!" This event is perfect for young children, especially fans of the show. In this toy-world of make-believe there is much to enjoy. From their trademark whimsical tunes to their silly dances, it's all intact.
Your host, DJ Lance Rock, keeps the music, lessons, and dances coming. Again, this event is in Memphis for one day only from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For children age 1 and up, it's sure to be a lot of fun. Pictures with individual toy monsters will be available, as well as a VIP super fun dance party.
For Memphians either without young children or simply in need of something more mature, "Tower Heist" will be hitting theaters. This crime comedy features an all-star cast including Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, and Casey Affleck. Upon seeing the promos and trailers, several Memphians have pointed to an excellent chemistry among the cast
A rogue's gallery of high-rise employees set out to rob a wealthy conman of his ill-gotten riches. Will they succeed? One Memphis movie fan had this to say about the cast:
"When you first hear the names, you're kind of taken aback. Once you see the first trailer and you get a look into the roles they've all been given, it clicks. You can already pick up on the cast chemistry. I can't wait to see it!" -- Laura Rhen, 20, Memphis
Saturday, November 5
Memphis's Orpheum Theatre will be seeing another prestigious one-day event. The "C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters" was a sold-out hit in Chicago; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles. Now Memphis gets the chance to see this critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation.
Max McLean plays the titular character and adds an irresistible charisma to the role. This foray into the perspective of a demon engaged in spiritual warfare is as witty as it is surreal. It starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. There will be no intermissions. Following the show, McLean will offer a post-show discussion afterward.
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