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MAMMA MIA! tonight at Movies in the Park

MITP070115 MammaThanks to tonight’s sponsor, the Doubletree Hotel, audiences can sing and dance to their favorite Abba songs while enjoying Mamma Mia!.

Little Rock’s own Movies in the Park, brought to you by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Little Rock, continues its 11th annual season tonight, Wednesday, July 15 at the First Security Amphitheatre.

Movies are shown every Wednesday during the season and begin at sundown.

Based on the hit Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! features Meryl Streep (with no accent!) and Amanda Seyfried as a mother and daughter on a Mediterranean isle.  Dominic Cooper plays Seyfried’s fiance while Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård play former paramours of Streep’s.  Rounding out the central company are Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as longtime friends of Streep’s.  The plot, such as it is, concern’s Seyfried trying to find out which man is her father. The real purpose of the “story” is to set up scenarios for Abba songs.  While they may have varying degrees of singing ability, each of the actors are clearly having fun as they romp through the Abba catalog of hits.

Families, picnics and pets are invited to the park to enjoy movies under the stars, no glass containers please. A parent or adult guardian must accompany all children and youth under the age of 18 and an ID is required. The amphitheater will open an hour before film showings and movies will start at sundown each week. For more information please visit http://moviesintheparklr.net.

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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