If you haven’t seen the movie Frozen, you likely know a kid or two who has. The 2013 Disney film is the highest grossing animated film and number-five movie of all time. Crazy!
It’s clear the Frozen fever hasn’t thawed. (Pardon the pun.) Little girls everywhere seem to own a princess costume or two. And the soundtrack has gained a lot of attention, too. If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate this Disney hit, mark your calendar for October 4-5.
University of Saint Francis and Cinema Center are partnering to present a weekend of events with Disney’s Academy Award-winning director, Chris Buck. The public is invited to a Frozen screening that evening at 7 p.m., Here’s the best part: Director Chris Buck will engage in a sing-along immediately following the film. Get ready to sing your lungs out!
And for parents interested in hearing about what went into creating such a hit, there is a lecture following the Saturday screening. Then Sunday at 1 pm is another chance to get up close and personal with this creative genius, at another lecture. The lecture is designed for high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in animation, film, and computer arts. This lecture is free and open to the public. The USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center is located at 431 W. Berry St. in Fort Wayne. Complimentary parking is available across Berry Street from the center.
Although the events do not take place at Cinema Center proper, it is worth mentioning this great arts organization. This 30-some year old independent movie house located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne shows films shows a variety of programming you can’t find anywhere else in this area. Films range from artsy to intelligent, and sometimes just downright funny. You can also catch a good foreign film there, too. Put simply, there is something for everyone. Check out their weekly schedule to see what’s playing. In addition to films, the theater also offers regular events and educational opportunities throughout the year to engage the community. Check out their website for more information.