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October 27, 2011 Comments Off on The Muppets take Seattle in November at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Views: 1058 Arts & Entertainment, Film, Film Events

The Muppets take Seattle in November at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.

Elmo in the Emerald City! Photo: Kathy Bugajsky

In case you’ve been living under a rock, (or pre-occupied with figuring out what to wear for Halloween that exposes the maximum amount of flesh without freezing to death), you might need to know that SIFF (aka, Seattle International Film Festival which screens films year round) has moved from their homebase under McCaw Hall to TWO new venues. SIFF now has a permanent home in the Northwest Rooms up by the Vera Project where their offices and a screening room are located. AND, they’ve also taken possession of The Uptown Cinema in the Uptown/Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, only a few blocks away. That neighborhood, as well as cinemaphiles all over the city, were dismayed when the Uptown closed up shop a year ago. But, the recent re-opening of the Uptown under the management of SIFF has cheered everyone, giving new life to that part of town, and providing SIFF with three screens year round for programming amazing film events.

They opened up shop last weekend with a grand opening weekend, but SIFF at the Uptown really kicks it off with a big series for November. “Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy” begins November 5 and continues through November 22 with a series of films and programs focusing on the beloved puppet creations of the entertainment legend. Produced by The Jim Henson Legacy Foundation and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the series features screenings of the three original Muppet films; the fantasy classics The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth (the latter with quote and sing along subtitles); and eight different collections of classic shorts featuring scenes and sketches from The Muppet ShowSesame Street, and rarities from the Henson vaults. It’s a one of a kind chance to experience, yes, the magic of Jim Henson’s legacy.

Here’s a list of the scheduled events and screenings:

Saturday, November 5
11:00am The Muppet Movie

Sunday, November 6
11:00am Sesame Street at 40
1:00pm Sing! The Music of Sesame Street

Monday, November 7
6:00pm Muppet Music Moments
8:00pm The Muppet Movie

Tuesday, November 8
6:00pm Muppet Fairytales
7:30pm Muppet History 201: More Rarities from the Henson Vault
9:15pm Commercials & Experiments

Wednesday, November 9
6:00pm The Art Puppetry and Storytelling
7:30pm Muppet History 201: More Rarities from the Henson Vault
9:15pm Commercials & Experiments

Saturday, November 12
11:00am The Great Muppet Caper

Sunday, November 13
11:00am Sesame Street at 40
1:00pm Sing! The Music of Sesame Street

Monday, November 14
6:00pm Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault
8:00pm The Great Muppet Caper

Tuesday, November 15
6:00pm Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault
8:00pm The Art of Puppetry and Storytelling
9:30pm Muppet Music Moments

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20
11:00am The Muppets Take Manhattan

Monday, November 21 & Tuesday, November 22
7:00pm Labyrinth Quote Along
9:30pm The Dark Crystal

 

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