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Summer Cinema: The Muppet Movie

Summer Cinema: The Muppet Movie

Presented by: Old Pasadena Management District
141 S. Raymond Avenue
Central Park
Pasadena, CA 91105


Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns for another year as a month-long, FREE movie series featuring nearly 20 screenings in unique urban locations. Running from July 5 – July 28, this annual summer film program celebrates motion picture in all forms, offering a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres at various locales throughout the historic district of Old Pasadena. All the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screenings are free and open to the public.

The Muppet Movie (1979) G – 95 min. Kermit the Frog embarks on a cross-country trip to Hollywood in the first theatrical film featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets. Along the way, Kermit is pursued by the evil restaurateur Doc Hopper and picks up several Muppet friends that share his show business dream, resulting in an epic road trip comedy that also features many familiar human cameos. In 2009, the film was named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and will be preserved for all time.

This screening in Central Park provides the chance to picnic in the park prior to the film, and includes free puppet making with the Armory Center for the Arts, a puppet theater for play and photo ops, roving puppeteers, DJ Glenn Red, and free ice cream from Paradis (while supplies last). Bring your own chairs and blankets to Central Park. 

6:30pm Music + Special Activities; Film begins at 8:30pm.

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