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Hairspray Sing-A-Long (NY kick off- Aug 1)

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How long is the sing-along version going to be shown in these cities?
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Did anyone go to the screening at Kips Bay last night with Nikki and Elijah? If so, did you take pictures? Or know where we can see pictures online? I was there, but my pictures turned out really crappy.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#29
Posted: 8/3/07 at 12:03am
was looking for times of the sing-a-long showings in NYC, and here's what I found on Zap2It.com

Hairspray Sing-a-Long @ Regal Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway, New York City NY 10003, 1-212-253-2225

Fri (8/3/07) & Sat (8/4/07) 1:30pm 4:20 7:10 9:55 12:35am
Sun (8/5/07) to Thu (8/9/07) 1:30pm 4:20 7:10 9:55

They're also showing plain Hairspray, listed separately (see link below).

Clearview Chelsea and AMC Empire don't separate the two. Anyone know which specific showings will be sing alongs?

Hairspray Sing-a-Long showtimes at Regal Union Square
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#30
Posted: 8/3/07 at 12:17am
The Cleaview onces are separate. Check the Clearview site.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#31
Posted: 8/3/07 at 12:41am
Wow! I want to go to one of the L.A ones! It'll be the perfect place to break out my "Penny" outfit and overload on hair styling products!
Now that there's a sing-a-long, my friend won't be completely embarrassed by me! When we went to see it opening day, I managed to hold back until the credits, but then once about 75% of the audience left, I started singing along with Mama I'm A Big Girl Now. Now when I feel the urge to really belt it out on every song, I can, and not run the risk of my friend dying of shame!
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#32
Posted: 8/3/07 at 1:00am
JP thanx! Found it:

Chelsea Cinemas 11am, 1:45pm, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30

Both are right off the subway, so I'll just look at my watch when we hit Queens Plaza.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#33
Posted: 8/3/07 at 3:23pm
Hairspray Sing-A-Long's begin today.

For locations and showtimes, visit the Fandango "Hairspray:Sing-along" page:

http://www.fandango.com/hairspray:singalong_110241/movietimes?location=

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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#34
Posted: 8/4/07 at 3:59pm
Anyone here go to one of the Sing Along shows?
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#35
Posted: 8/4/07 at 4:23pm
Rymes,
https://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=20435

Photos you were looking for, re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3).

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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#36
Posted: 8/4/07 at 7:12pm
Has anyone gone to a Hairspray sing-a-long? I'm thinking of going tomorrow, and I'm interested to hear how the crowds have been.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#37
Posted: 8/4/07 at 8:41pm
The Fandango site says its NOT playing in Los Angeles...anybody go to the GROVE yet?
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#38
Posted: 8/4/07 at 9:18pm
hey hon, I think I know why.


The Grove (from what I was told) is ONLY playing the sing-a-long... therefore it is no labeled as such on Fandango to decipher the two versions.


http://www.fandango.com/pacificthegrovestadium14_aaqgt/theaterpage

If you go- let me know... cause I am pretty sure of this info.

have a good time!
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#39
Posted: 8/4/07 at 9:36pm
Although I didn't attend a sing-a-long, the little girl sitting next to me (could have been no more than 7) was singing along with "Run and Tell That". It was kind of cute, but I'm glad she didn't sing throughout the movie.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#40
Posted: 8/4/07 at 9:42pm
awww how cute!

yeaaahh, I would have had her removed.


haha jk.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#41
Posted: 8/4/07 at 9:47pm
Funny thing is, she knew the words!!
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#42
Posted: 8/4/07 at 10:02pm
thats cute.

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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#43
Posted: 8/5/07 at 12:22am
Anyone?
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#44
Posted: 8/5/07 at 12:40am
My daughter and I went to the sing-along at Crossgates in Albany and it was underwhelming.There were 14 people in the theatre (12:45 showing) and my daughter was the only one singing and even then only perked up on "Ladies' Choice" and "Without Love."

I'm sure (or hope) the atmosphere was quite different in NYC, but here, pretty much DOA.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#45
Posted: 8/5/07 at 1:41am
Isn't it a little too early to have a sing along? It's only the third weekend of release so it's not like it's reached cult status yet. They should have waited a year or at least a few months to do this. And it's running all week? I loved the play and the film but I don't think America (outside of this board) knows the material well enough to seek out a dress up sing along version just yet.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#46
Posted: 8/5/07 at 1:44am
I think they should've waited. They should have saved it for an anniversary release like how they re-released GREASE after some time.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#47
Posted: 8/5/07 at 10:48am
Agreed...people are still discovering the movie. For almost everyone there, it was as if it was a regular screening.
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#48
Posted: 8/5/07 at 11:46am
I bought tickets to a showing the other day and did not realize it was for the "sing-a-long" version until I walked away from the BO. It was not advertised as such, the person at the BO did not tell me it was a "sing-a-long", there were no signs...
And when I saw it printed on the ticket I said, "Hell, NO!"
I was able to exchange for a later showing, thank God.

Then I got to thinking about it. Who is so familiar with the music of this show that they would be ABLE to sing along? It just seems that they are trying to FORCE this film to be absorbed into our national consciousness.

I am interested to hear how these are selling. And I mean selling to people who actually KNOW that they are buying tickets to the "sing-a-long". Are there any figures on that yet?
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#49
Posted: 8/5/07 at 12:03pm
How do the sing-a-longs work? Are the words on the screen with a bouncing ball? Or is it just assumed that people will know the words? I've never been to one before. (And given my ears pickiness about pitch and so forth, I probably won't...I'm just curious)
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re: Hairspray Sing-a-Long (NYC Aug 3)#50
Posted: 8/5/07 at 12:30pm
I assume it is a follow the bouncing ball karaoke thing.
I looked on BOMOJO and did not see if they are splitting up the grosses between the sing-a-long version and the standard version. I know that when a film is released in IMAX format as well as standard they separate the grosses. Does anyone know how this will work for Hairspray? Matteo? Marc? How will New Line know if it was worth it to do this?
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