In Celebration of our 88th Birthday of The Crown Jewel of Downtown, we thought we’d see what the the wind blew in and happily, it was Mary Poppins!
Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin.
Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, But I fear what’s to happen all happened before.
Our hope is that everyone will come down to The Fox to see how truly amazing the movie is when experienced as the director intended, on the BIG SCREEN in a wonderful, historic theatre. Please bring the family and join us to “go fly a kite,” and be whisked away one more time!
Children 12 & Under, Members & Seat Holders of The Fox get in FREE! If that isn’t enough incentive…there’s BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR EVERYONE after the film.
It’s hard to think that anyone would need a description on this all time beloved film, but in case you don’t know what the story is about or would like to know some fun facts about the filming – here you go!
- 1964 American Musical Film from Walt Disney Studios
- Director: Robert Stevenson
- Based on a Series of Books Written By: P.L. Travers
- Screenwriters: Bill Walsh & Don DaGradi
- Composers: Richard & Robert Sherman
- Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson
The movie combines songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers – it’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun for the whole family!
Visually it is fantastic and the music is remarkably beautiful. It’s packed with amazing performances especially from the multi-talented singer Julie Andrews.
Mary Poppins visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of magic and good sense to improve the family’s dynamic.
Mary Poppins was released on August 27, 1964 to universal acclaim, receiving a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture—an unsurpassed record for any other film released by Walt Disney Studios—and won five; Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.