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Cars 2 at Levitt brings out the families

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

After the sun went down last night it was actually pretty nice sitting on a blanket at the Levitt Pavilion to watch a screening of Cars 2 on their built in LED screen. The venue has an advantage over other LV outdoor movies in the fact that they can start earlier with that screen technology. That’s important for families bringing out the little ones. Most animated or family oriented films tend to run about 93 minutes so your done and home by 10pm.

It was pretty nice after the sun set. There was a little breeze and a tasty beverage of your choice from inside or what you might bring along yourself made it very nice. I’d say between 150 and 175 people and some puppies were in attendance. The ArtsQuest folks gave out a few prizes in a Let’s Make a Deal type contest prior to the film.

Looking forward to another night at the Levitt.

Toy Story

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

toy-story

Animated Feature
Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lasseter
Rated G; 89 minutes; 1995

“Woody,” a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure “Buzz Lightyear” (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film.

The Incredibles

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

incredibles

Animated Feature
Voices by: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Brad Bird
Rated PG; 121 minutes; 2004

From the wizards at Pixar comes this hilarious adventure of Bob Parr, formerly known as Mr. Incredible, who, along with his family had to be put into the witness protection program. Leaving his life of crime fighting behind Bob is now a clock punching insurance adjuster trying to make a life in the ‘burbs. When a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island the whole family must jump back into action for one last mission.

Never Ending Story

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

never-ending-story

Noah Hathaway, Barret Olivier
Warner Bros.; Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Rated PG; 94 minutes; 1984

A wonderful motion picture for the entire family that takes viewers on a magical voyage to a mythical empire populated by enchanted beings. Directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen, The NeverEnding Story combines adventure, suspense, delight, and surprise as it tells the odyssey of a ten-year-old boy who is drawn by a book into a fantasy wonderland which he alone can save from total destruction.

Despicable Me

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

despicable-me

Animated Feature
Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig
Universal Pictures;
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

bieber

Concert Film
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Chu
Rated G; 105 minutes; 2011

This documentary and concert film follows teen pop sensation Justin Bieber on his 2010 concert tour. We get exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as well as pictures and videos from Justin’s childhood. Also featured are cameos but other superstars such as Usher and Jaden Smith.

Cars

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

cars

Animated Feature
Voices by: Paul Newman, Richard Petty, Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lasseter
Rated G; 96 minutes; 2006

In the seventh animated feature from Pixar Animation Studios, this high octane adventure follows Lightning McQueen a hot shot stock car heading to the big race. He gets bogged down in Radiator Springs and learns about true friendship during his stay there in this high speed road trip.

E.T.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

et

Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore
Universal Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg
Rated PG; 115 minutes; 1982

A being from outer space is accidentally stranded on Earth. In his search for refuge, E.T. wanders into a backyard where he is discovered by ten-year-old Elliott. Elliott assumes responsibility for E.T.’s safety while searching, in a race against time, for a way to reunite E.T. with his own kind in this heartwarming story of friendship and discovery.

WINNER OF THREE ACADEMY AWARDS®

“One of the best movies I have ever seen.”
– Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC-TV

“A dream movie. A classic tale of enchantment.”
– Pauline Kael, THE NEW YORKER

Kung Fu Panda 2

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Yosko Park

panda-2

Animated Feature
Voices by: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation;
Directed by Jennifer Yu
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Muppets – July 25th

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Bernie Fritz Park – Bethlehem PA

muppets

Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by James Bobin
Rated PG; 98 minutes; 2011

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.

Planet 51

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Payrow Plaza – Bethlehem PA

planet51

Animated Feature
Voices by: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, John Cleese
Tri-Star Pictures; Directed by Jorge Blanco
Rated PG; 91 minutes; 2009

American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders—like Chuck!

Smurf’s – Bethlehem

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Elmwood Park – Bethlehem PA

smurfs

Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Raja Gosnell
Rated PG; 103 minutes; 2011

When the evil wizard, Gargamel, chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Shark Tale – June 29th

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Memorial Pool – Illick’s Mill Road Bethlehem PA 18017

shark-tale

Animated Feature
Voices by: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black
Dreamworks Pictures; Directed by Eric “Bibo” Bergeron and Vicky Jenson
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2004

In this whale of a tale fast-talking Oscar is a little fish who ends up at the scene of the crime when the son of a shark mob boss is killed. Claiming to be a “shark slayer” Oscar takes on all the trappings of fame but when his title is challenged he finds that his little white lie has landed him in hot water. He enlists the help of the shark boss’s son Lenny who happens to secretly be a vegetarian and together they try to make sure that both of their futures aren’t all washed up.

Adventures of Tin Tin – June 19th

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Higbee Park
Spring Street & 6th Avenue Bethlehem PA

tintin

Animated Feature
Voices by: Jamie Bell,
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg
Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011

Tintin is the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a work of high adventure against the nefarious Red Rockham. Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tin Tin by Herge.