The Muppet Movie
Sunday, July 15
Film is $5.00
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening
More entertaining than humanly possible
The Muppet Movie (1979) is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson’s Muppets. Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from of the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppetmaster Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. They take a trip to Hollywood, riding in or on a wide variety of vehicles along the way. They begin their journey on a bicycle pedalled by Kermit, but friends accumulate along the way and they change vehicles to accomodate them. They have the additional challenge of fending off the entreaties of the heartless Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), who wants Kermit to make some advertisements promoting fried frog legs. Kermit must also cope with his amorous feelings for Miss Piggy, and hers for him. This appealing children’s adventure movie has numerous scenes which do homage to classic films, and features a huge cast of Hollywood greats including Dom DeLuise, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, Richard Pryor, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Steve Martin, and Mel Brooks. One of the film’s many songs, The Rainbow Connection, was nominated for an Oscar.