The Crookston Grand Theatre is working with the Downtown Crookston Development Partnership (DCDP) to hold Broadway at the Grand by showing streams of Broadway performances. The Grand Theatre will show a performance of Peter Pan on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. The show is free and open to the public, with concessions available.
The DCDP has partnered with the Grand Theatre as part of events happening in downtown Crookston throughout the year on every third Tuesday of every month and will hold three film events until May to bring people to the area and show people the art performed on Broadway.
“The biggest thing about it is it is very exciting to have the exposure to the art that happens on Broadway,” DCDP Chairperson Shirley Iverson explained. “We hope that people will know that this is family-friendly, all ages are welcome, and we hope that you bring the whole gang and enjoy “Peter Pan.”
Along with the film, the Theatre invites moviegoers to dress up in some of their favorite Peter Pan characters for the performance.
“One of the exciting things that we’re going to announce is that not only can you come to the movie for free on Tuesday, but you can also come in costume. Who doesn’t want to be Captain Hook, Wendy, and Tinker Bell,” Iverson explained. “The costumes will be for all ages, and you’re welcome to cosplay your way into the Theatre and enjoy “Peter Pan” streamed from Broadway.”
Like the Grand Theatre’s free Halloween movie event, the Grand Theatre will hold a costume contest for the moviegoers, with the most creative costumes receiving movie passes.
With the Broadway event, the Grand Theatre hopes it and other upcoming events will remind moviegoers that the Grand Theatre is open to more private and special events and is planning to hold another set of special events with the release of the “Super Mario Brothers” movie in April.
“This is another way of us showing how you can use the theatres for private rentals, as a lot of people are thinking my kid can watch their favorite movie for their birthday,” Grand Theatre manager Bo Brorby explained. “But, after this event, next month, the new Mario movie comes out, so I’m doing Mario Parties, where you can book a private rental to watch Mario, and then you get an hour of gaming of Nintendo on the big screen. This is another way of people seeing that the sky’s the limit with private rentals, so let’s fill the Grand with Broadway at the Grand.”
This is the first of three Broadway showings the Grand Theatre will stream throughout the spring, with a performance of “Hamilton” on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. and “Alice in Wonderland” on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. with more activities and costume contests to be revealed in the future along with more events at the Grand Theatre and with the DCDP.