“Sing-A-Long Under The Stars” Free Friday Movie Nights October 11 & 18

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Sing, dance and dress the parts of two classic sing-a-long films, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Friday, October, 11 and Mamma Mia! on Friday, October 18, both starting at 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Boca’s MPA at 590 Plaza Real. Both events are FREE and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and sing along with both movies. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. In keeping with the “Willy Wonka” theme, on Friday, October 11, one lucky person will be the recipient of a “Golden Ticket,” winning a special grand prize. Chocolate and candy (available for sale) will fill the MPA to include decadent martinis, desserts, and other tasty treats. Mizner Park’s Sloan’s Ice Cream will be on-site with a multi-flavor Ice Cream Bar; special toppings bar with all things chocolate; fudge and assorted pre-made candy bags. Directed by Mel Stuart, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical film starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka that tells the story of a boy who receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. On Friday, October 18, Mamma Mia! fans are welcome to wear their favorite 70s costumes and sing to such ABBA favorites such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, SOS and Take a Chance on Me. Mamma Mia! is a 2008 American-British musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA. The title originates from ABBA’s 1975 hit Mamma Mia! and stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but for convenience, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Preferred parking is available adjacent to the amphitheater for $10.00. Limited parking is also available in Mizner Park. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. For more information visit www.mizneramphitheater.com or www.downtownboca.org. For recorded information call (561) 544-8600.