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IMA Summer Nights Film Series: The Muppets Take Manhattan (July 30)

What better way to entertain your Indianapolis kids than with a film from the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series? On Friday, July 30, 2010, the Indianapolis Museum of Art presents The Muppets Take Manhattan as part of their ongoing Summer Nights Film Series. This feature length film stars Jim Henson’s The Muppets as they adventure through escapades in the Big Apple. The film starts at dusk in the IMA’s outdoor amphitheatre facing the newly opened Virgina B. Fairbanks 100 Acres Art and Nature Park. Don’t miss Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear in The Muppets Take Manhattan at the IMA this Friday night!

Directed by Frank Oz (Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Animal) this film is the third in an installment of live action musical feature films starring Jim Henson’s The Muppets. The film begins with Kermit and his friends having just graduated college, where they regularly performed a popular variety show. Instead of splitting up to go their separate ways, the crew decides to stay together and take their act to New York City. With the goal of seeing their names in lights on a Broadway marquee, Kermit and his friends anticipate becoming major over night stars.

However, as the months pass and their funds dwindle, it seems they have met and been turned down by virtually every producer in town. Forced to split up, the group each begins to look for work through the city and elsewhere. Kermit secures a job at a local diner. Fozzie hibernates in Maine. Gonzo works as a daredevil in Michigan. Dr. Teeth and the gang play as a party band outside of Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, at the diner Kermit spends his days slogging food on the grill and working out how to really break into stardom. Just as Kermit meets a producer willing to mount his show, he is hit by a bus and loses his memory. Will Kermit remember who and where he is? Will the gang get back together? Will there show be produced and successful? Find out at the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series north of Indianapolis downtown.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is constantly providing interesting and educational activities for Indianapolis culture. Whether browsing their permanent Indianapolis art galleries, enjoying a temporary exhibit or attending of of their many event, the IMA is a go to place for fun!

Video: The Muppets Take Manhattan at the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series, Indianapolis, Indiana

Tickets the the Summer Nights Film Series are $5.00 for members of this Indianapolis museum and $10.00 to Indianapolis peopleIndianapolis kids under six are admitted for FREE. The movies are shown in the gorgeous outdoor amphitheatre on the ground of the IMA, facing the 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Doors open at 6:00 pm to members of the IMA and 6:30 pm to the public. The film begins at sunset.

Enjoy a full barbecue with cash bar before the Summer Nights Film Series for only $30.00 ($25.00 for members of this Indianapolis art museum). Barbecue tickets for kids at seven to ten are $19.00 for the public and $15.00 for members. For kids age four to six, tickets are $10.00. On the menu are freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, black bean burger and a variety of summer salads and treats. Barbecue starts at 6:00 pm.

After the film head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural districtBroad Ripple Village, for cocktails from any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! m Make the Circle City your playground!

The Muppets Take Manhattan
IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series
Friday, July 30, 2010 at Dusk

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