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Fox Theatre kicks off summer film series

The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival is back, providing Atlantans the chance to watch beloved movies on the theater’s 26-by-56-foot screen. For select showings, guests will have the opportunity to attend a preshow sing-along with a vintage cartoon and performances on the “Mighty Mo” organ. The 2019 schedule is below.

  • Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m.
    Disney’s The Little Mermaid sing-along, 30th anniversary
  • Sunday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m.
    To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m.
    Mary Poppins sing-along
  • Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m.
    Saturday Morning Cartoons
  • Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.
    The Princess Bride
  • Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m.
    The Wizard of Oz, 80th Anniversary

Synchronicity is on the move

Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre will open its new administrative office, rehearsal and class venue in Piedmont Heights this week.

The new space, called the Synchronicity Annex, is located at 1586 Piedmont Ave. NE, across from Ansley Mall. The Synchronicity Annex will allow the company to offer more classes in its Playmaking for Kids and Playmaking for Girls programs, as well as house the company’s SheWRITES New Play Festival and the Stripped Bare Arts Incubator Project.

The new location will have free parking and easy access to Synchronicity Theatre on Peachtree Street, which will remain the company’s main stage performance venue.

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival announces lineup

The fourth annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival will present four original musical theater performances. The festival, whose mission is to cultivate the next generation of theater artists and propel new musicals forward, will be held August 5, 6, 12 and 13 at Theatrical Outfit’s Balzer Theater downtown. Performances will include historical dramas about former slaves in the Civil War era (Ebenezer: A Reconstruction Concert), women during World War II (Land Girls) and the 1928 Wineville Chicken Coop Murders (The Collins Boy). The lineup also features a musical called Closing Doors, about modern-day romances through dating apps.  Tickets and more information can be found on the website.

Aurora Theatre breaks ground on new space

The team at Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre was all smiles with shovels in hand last week to celebrate the construction of their new space. The Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center will include a 55,000-square-foot facility complete with a 525-seat theater, cabaret, indoor and outdoor civic space, and rooms for office and educational programming.

The $31 million facility will be managed by Aurora Theatre, the second-largest professional theater company in Georgia. For details, read the article ARTS ATL contributor Jim Farmer wrote earlier this spring.

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