The Muppets are special. They're awesome and hilarious and they transcend generations. I have fond memories of Muppet movies and television shows from my childhood, but so do those older than me, and so do those younger than me. Today's kids, even, what with the resurgence of the series with the recent film The Muppets (which I finally watched recently; it was awesome, immensely entertaining, and I was also groggy and a little drugged up post-minor-procedure, so the whole experience was just a really warm and fuzzy thing). The series will continue, with a new film, Muppets Most Wanted, to be released in March of next year. The director, James Bobin, was a writer and director for “Da Ali G Show” and a co-creator of the “Flight of the Conchords” television show, so I think it's safe it expect great things.
But let's go back to 1984. “The Muppet Show” had ended and two feature films had been produced already: The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. Jim Henson and his crew headed to the Big City, New York, to film a third: The Muppets Take Manhattan, directed by Frank Oz, who also performs the roles of Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Animal. In their latest adventure, Kermit and the rest of the gang go to New York to try to get their show on Broadway – but not without some difficulty.
Tonight, The Muppets Take Manhattan will be screened at the Iroquois Amphitheater as this week's Monday Night Movie. The film screening is free; doors will open at 7:30 and the film will start at 8:30. The Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road. Further information about the movie series can be found at the amphitheater's website.
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