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WCNY presents ‘Movie and a Cookie’ in Utica, Syracuse and Rome

WCNY’s popular “Movie and a Cookie’’ event returns to the Mohawk Valley with a screening of “The Lorax” at 2 p.m. Nov. 18, at the historic Uptown Theatre, 2014 Genesee St., Utica; in Syracuse with a screening of “Follow that Bird” at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Red House Arts Center, 201 South West St.; and in Rome with a screening of “Madagascar” at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome.

The family-friendly “Movie and a Cookie” features a favorite children’s movie, free cookies, a special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog and activities for children. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.; shows start at 2 p.m.
In “The Lorax,” the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of “Despicable Me!” Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. The movie features the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White. Cookies for “The Lorax,” are provided by Cafe Caruso in Utica.
In “Follow that Bird,” Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and other members of the Sesame Street gang join Big Bird in a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him off to Ocean View, Ill., for the comforts of family life with his “own kind,” the Dodos. But he is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on foot for Sesame Street. Can his old friends find him before he runs “afowl” of trouble en route?
In “Madagascar,” Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover; a traveling circus, which they reinvent, Madagascar style.
Tickets for each “Movie and a Cookie” are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 14, and children under the age of 5 are free. To purchase tickets, visit www.wcny.org/events or call (315) 453-2424. Tickets will be available for purchase up until the day before the screening. Tickets also can be purchased at each venue.
For more information about WCNY and its family-oriented programming and events, visitwww.wcny.org. For more information about the Utica Uptown Theatre, visithttp://s286103223.onlinehome.us/1.html, for the Red House Arts Center www.theredhouse.org and The Rome Capitol Theatre www.romecapitol.com.
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