> Thursday, February 09, 2006: Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins: Last Chance Today!
For those of you not familiar with Sing-A-Longs, it is the projection of a film where the audience is required (encouraged?) to sing along the tunes during the film - oftentimes, at the entrance of the theater, you are also given tools and instruments to make noises and sounds at specific moments during the movie (indicated on the screen for your convenience). I have attended a couple of these sing-a-longs in the past (and participated to the best of my singing ability) and it is a lot of fun! Located in the Castro neighborhood (follow the rainbow flags), the Castro Theater is my favorite theater in the city: I love the place, its atmosphere and the programming offers a unique opportunity to see old films in a theater. I think this theater is a "must-go" on a San Francisco visit, and the next time I'll go, I'll take my camera so that I can show you how beautiful it is inside and maybe even capture the theater's very own organist who plays on a old Wurlitzer pipe organ before each film (a pleasant alternative to the series of adds for sodas and cell phone providers that you usually get in regular theaters...). More information on the theater can be found here, and of course, there will also be more photos of the neighborhood coming your way on this site.
manu- so do the people at the castro also show up in costume and with props? (submitted on February 09, 2006)
We have a similar type of experience here in Aotearoa. We don't call them theatres though, we call them "Pubs". You can get a inexpensive night of entertainment while engaging in conversation and listening to how someone's dog got it's leg cut off in the hay bailer!
This is intermitently disengaged by the singing of "Ten Guitars" by a group of locals dressed in black bush shirts, who have no desires to return home to their wives until they get hungry!
The evening of frivolity is ended when the proprietor of the establishmnt taps you on the shoulder and tells you to drive your round the back and come into the "House Bar" where you reawaken to continue much of the same until it's time to go to work. (submitted on February 09, 2006)
I didn't know about the sing-alongs. They must be a great deal of fun, indeed! (submitted on February 09, 2006)
Ms. Miami, yes, people do dress up in their drag-tastic best! I love it! (submitted on February 09, 2006)
Are kids allowed to come along ? I have a daughter who is 10 and loves to sing musicals...
Oh, and I love the contrast B&W / color. Very cool effect.
Thanks for sharing. (submitted on February 09, 2006)
tomate: mark your calendar for the next ones, it's a life altering experience, you'll see...
ally: you can definitely bring your daughter, some costumes might need a PG-13 rating sometimes though, but no big deal. ;-)
Manuel (submitted on February 10, 2006)
Great way to make this "typical" SF photo even more interesting! (submitted on February 17, 2006)
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