Goodwin Kicks Off Summer Movie Series with Family Favorite “Monsters, Inc.”
Get ready for movies under the stars as Goodwin College presents the first of three films in a series of summer outdoor movies, all free of charge to the public.
On Friday, June 28, the Goodwin Summer Movie Series kicks off with Monsters, Inc., the 2001 Disney-Pixar family favorite. All are welcome to join the College at One Riverside Drive for the event, which will take place on an oversized screen set on the College’s main quad area. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and grab some space on the grass.
The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Vendors will be on hand selling food and other goodies. There is no charge for admission and families are welcome. Guests visiting campus for the first time should map GPS to 211 Riverside Drive, East Hartford.
Monsters, Inc. is the animated tale of two monsters, James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, who specialize in extracting screams from children, which is converted into energy in the strange world of Monstropolis. Chaos ensues when a young girl finds her way into the monster world and throws everyone for the loop.
Featuring the voice talents of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi, the film was hugely successful and spawned a prequel, Monsters University, which begins playing in theaters nationwide on Friday, June 21.
Goodwin invites all to rekindle the magic of the original Monsters, Inc., one of the most beloved films in the Disney-Pixar canon.
The fun continues on Friday, July 19, when the College hosts a screening of the musical favorite, Grease. Come in costume and sing along as Danny and Sandy kindle some romance amid all the teen drama at Rydell High. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and features one of the most memorable soundtracks in movie history.
The series ends on Friday, Aug. 2, with a screening of one of the great American movies ever made. Goodwin will show Casablanca, the timeless classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Peter Lorre. Poignant and romantic, the movie introduces Rick Blaine, a man who thought he lost the love of his life, only to have her walk into his “gin joint.”
The film series is sponsored by the College’s Community Engagement Committee.