State Theatre presents a FREE film screening of the movie musical
Sunday, July 7, 2013
5pm – Film Screening at the State Theatre
8pm – Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Monument Square
Presented by the State Theatre, New Brunswick Public Sculpture, and the City of New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre presents a free film screening of the 1972 movie musical, 1776. The film screening is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required. First 100 attendees receive a free “The Constitution of the United States” booklet. Following the film, the festivities continue with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence at 8pm in Monument Square (corner of George St. and Livingston Ave), and fireworks at Boyd Park. Presented by the State Theatre, New Brunswick Public Sculpture, and the City of New Brunswick.
Immediately following the screening, New Jersey Historical Society hosts a Q&A on the film and a chance to win a scrolled Declaration of Independence reproduction.
The 8pm live reading of the Declaration of Independence will include participants from the New Brunswick Play Safe program, children ages 10-12; as well as some New Brunswick community leaders. Following the reading, a march led by color guard, will convene from Monument Square to Boyd Park. At Boyd Park, there will be a reading by George Dawson of the New Jersey Historical Society of the Proclamation celebrating the first Independence Day on July 4th as proclaimed by Army Commander-in-Chief George Washington. And at approximately 9:25pm, there will be a fireworks display, presented by the New Brunswick recreation, Prologis, Johnson & Johnson, and New Brunswick City Market.
ABOUT THE FILM
1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England; the tough unyielding John Adams (William Daniels); the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva); the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), who is chosen to write the Declaration of Independence even as he longs for the company of his new bride Martha (Blythe Danner); and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant date July 4, 1776 when the Declaration was signed. Wonderful songs combined with history make this excellent family viewing.
For more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.
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15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
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