Friday, September 2, 2022

7 pm

First Fridays at the Parkway Theater

SCREAM it off SCREEN Short Film Gong Show

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by SCREAM it off SCREEN
  • Comedy
  • Film

SCREAM it off SCREEN's Short Film Gong Show is a short film competition where audience members decide what gets GONGED (yes, with a real gong) and which local filmmaker wins the cash prize. Votes are cast by screaming out loud. None of the short films are preselected or prescreened; no one knows what will play next, not even the organizers. All submitting filmmakers are required to sit in the audience, surrounded by Minnesota’s toughest critics. This is not a competition for sensitive folks, or anyone that takes life too seriously.

Theatrics are put on throughout the show by the host , Mr. Terry, his interns, a very talented piano man named “King”, and the show’s mascot, a big red mouth named SCREAMY.

  • First Friday of Every Month
  • FREE & EASY to submit a film. All are welcome. Deadline is the Tuesday before each show.
  • For tickets, to submit a film, or find out more, go to screamitoffscreen.com
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These Shining Lives

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Patsy Miller Studio Theater
University of Northwestern – St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$12–$18
Call 651-631-5151
Buy tickets online

Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Drama

These Shining Lives revolves around the real-life circumstances of women in the 1920s who worked in a watch factory painting watch faces with glowing radium-rich paint. While the characters and company in These Shining Lives are fictitious, the story of the Radium Girls and the toxic and deadly levels of radium poisoning of over 4,000 factory workers is true. The real-life Radium Girls took their company to court and achieved a long-lasting victory over corporations with poor workplace conditions and worker’s compensation that is still in effect today.

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8 pm

Footloose

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Footloose first burst onto the silver screen in 1984 and proved to be one of the year’s most successful motion pictures. The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell over 17 million copies worldwide, generating such Top Forty hits as its title song and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (both of which received Academy Award nominations), plus “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man).” With a screenplay and lyrics by Oscar winner Dean Pitchford, the story focused on young people, much like his previous, and wildly successful movie musical Fame.

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