YFS Past Screenings & Events
The Muppet Movie
This screening took place on
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Yes! The one and only. See the re-mastered classic on the big screen in surround sound! Cameos by: Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, Madelaine Kahn, Bob Hope and Carol Kane!
After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, Kermit turns Hopper down. However, Hopper refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions to a final showdown.
Should you bring your 4 year old to this movie? From Common Sense Media:
Parents need to know that The Muppet Movie is a pretty likeable road trip romp with singable songs, but with some guns and slapstick violence. Throughout the movie Kermit is being pursued by men with guns and a couple shots are fired. Miss Piggy and Kermit are captured, Kermit almost gets his “brains scrambled” in a crazy electrical machine, and there’s a final stand-off with guns drawn. But the Muppets always get away from the bad guys in a fun way (thanks to Miss Piggy’s karate chops). There’s some drinking—Miss Piggy and Kermit drink wine with straws—and minor characters smoke cigars.
- Directed by James Frawley
- 1979, UK/USA
- 95 minutes