Admiral Theater chooses ‘Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie’

The word’s in from Dinah Brein at the historic Admiral Theater – this year’s free Christmas movie is … the one in the trailer clip atop this story … “A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie’! 7 pm Tuesday, December 20th. Here’s the official announcement:

The Admiral Theater, the Admiral Business Association and The Admiral Blockbuster present ‘It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie’ -Tuesday, December 20.

What would life amongst the Muppets have been without their unofficial leader Kermit the Frog? This holiday confection, not only spoofs the Yuletide classic , It’s a Wonderful Life, but also takes satirical aim at such pop cultural phenomena as Moulin Rouge and Fear Factor.

The plot is set in motion when evil banker Rachel Bitterman (Joan Cusack) forecloses on the Muppets’ famous variety theater, with the intention of building a gaudy nightclub. But Bitterman’s machinations take a back seat when apprentice guardian angel, Daniel (David Arquette), shows Kermit what conditions would have been had he never existed. Oh yeah, Whoppie Goldberg is cast as God!

Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and a star studded cast in this heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world this Christmas at the Admiral Theater!

For the fourth consecutive year admission is free, but we ask that everyone bring donations for the Humane Society and the Seattle Animal Shelter including crates, high-end dog food, collar’s leashes, blankets, etc. This time of year, the shelters run low on these much needed supplies.

The movie starts promptly at 7 PM. Beer & wine will be available for the adults, upstairs in the Crow’s Nest Lounge.

6 Replies to "Admiral Theater chooses 'Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie'"

  • newnative December 5, 2011 (5:23 pm)

    Why move it to Tuesday night? Saturday afternoon is so much better.

  • bridge to somewhere December 6, 2011 (9:50 am)

    @newnative: take THAT free movie!

  • Christie December 6, 2011 (10:09 am)

    what time do the doors open? My kids are excited about this movie – OK me too – sounds like fun

  • CurlyQ December 6, 2011 (5:46 pm)

    Christa, we own this movie but will still try to go see it at the Admiral. It has a terrific cast and is sweet and hilarious. The Muppet Christmas Carol is another gem–maybe next year? Thank you Admiral Theatre for offering this gift to the community every year!

  • newnative December 6, 2011 (6:21 pm)

    @bridge not sure what your comment means. The movie has been held Saturday afternoons before and that’s when I take my son to events like that. It’s not just a free movie but a community event with donations for admissions.
    I would think a week night would be difficult for a lot of families.

  • BrassyMomma December 18, 2011 (10:21 am)

    Weeknight events are perfect for things like this.

    1. The kiddos are off school (grade school and college) and this year, family is in town. It’s a fun family outing, or a way to get their grandparents and them out of the house while I…I mean Santa…wraps a few gifts he saw last minute…

    2. My kids get to see that there’s something fun to do during the week and not have to “drudge” through a week of parental errands and stress while school is out just to get to a weekend event. Gives me a break, too.

    3. They also get to learn about how and why we donate/support charities around the Sound. We don’t have pets currently (like I said, Mom needs a break), but the kids get to see we are a community, even a pet community, and tons of animals are in need as well as our fellow humans.

    4. Kids who “share” parents (two houses, divorced parents type of thing) sometimes miss out on certain events or outings because of parenting plan timelines and holiday parameters. My former partner has mid-week time with the kids – so, whenever something like this pops up on a Tuesday or Wednesday, he gets to have a cool thing to take the kids to. He’s a cool dad anyway, but we both appreciate the extra mid-week fun for them.

    Okay – off the soap box!

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