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Sing along to Annie at free outdoor screening Wednesday

July 16, 2013

The Beloit International Film Festival, in partnership with Beloit Parks and Leisure Services, will present the 1982 family classic Annie Wednesday (July 17) at  Krueger Pool. The words from each song will appear at the bottom of BIFF’s 20 foot-wide inflatable movie scree,n so audience members can show off their pipes and join in the singing. The audience is also encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Annie character. 

“We are hoping that the audience will be packed with a lot of Annie lookalikes and more than a few Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigans,” says Director of Parks & Leisure Services Brian Ramsey. “This is an immensely popular new film phenomenon designed to engage the whole audience.”

The film is scheduled to begin shortly after sunset at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating; concessions will be available for purchase.

BIFF Outdoors is a summer program designed to give free screenings of popular and classic films at locations in Beloit, Rockton, and Janesville.

Upcoming screenings include

  • The Oscar winning film Lincoln at the Lincoln Tallman House at the Rock County Historical Society on Aug. 17
  • The Breakfast Club at Beloit College on Aug.27
  • The original Karate Kid at the Old Settlers Park at the First National Bank office location in Rockton on Sept. 14
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds on Oct. 5.

All films begin after dusk and exact starting times will be announced closer to presentation. BIFF Outdoors is presented by the Beloit International Film Festival, First National Bank and co-sponsors Beloit Parks and Leisure Services, Beloit College, Voigt Music, Finley Dencker, and the Rock County Historical Society.

The Beloit International Film Festival is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with funding from Visit Beloit.  It is supported and underwritten by many local businesses, organizations and individuals.