I know it's early, but I'm calling it. From the organizer of the upcoming Moulin Rouge "Chanson-a-long":
Hello Friends at the Mercury,
It's sort of an anniversary for us!
Last year this same event started off a peculiar trend of my events causing your preview writers to threaten to kill themselves in print.
In fact my Sept.screening of
Flashdance marked the 4th time an editorial suicide threat made print!
It was a special day for all of us.
Never one to be dismayed or detoured by such theatrics
I am simply here to rub glitter in your wounds and say WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN....
This time I am extending a personal invite to any or all of you to actually attend
and if you are horrified, here's the good news.
We're only 25 blocks from the Hawthorne Food Carts where you can quickly find a greasy hipster wearing lens-less glasses singing Michael Jackson songs on the karaoke machine.
Fleur De Lethal Cinematheque
What a sport. (Mercury Film Editor Erik Henriksen notes, "I'm just going to make the suicide threats more and more specific," so stayed tuned.)
Press release after the jump.
For one night only the legendary Bagdad Theater
transforms into a champagne and absinthe drenched Montmarte as
Fleur de Lethal plays host to
a chanson* and dance-a-long screening of Baz Lurhmann's 2001
musical epic starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
As if that wasn't enough Portland's finest Circus performers have assembled
to present a titillating and tantalizing array
of talent before the film.
A Spectacular Spectacle
at THE BAGDAD THEATER
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland's Zidler,Zigfield and P.T. Barnum all under one top hat..
(Wanderlust Circus, Sideshow Speakeasy)
The Armed, Charmed and Entirely Dangerous World War Double D veteran
Performances by members of
THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS
A special appearance by
THE GOOD TIME GIRLS
At long last! You will not be asked to leave
the theater if you sing at the
top of your lungs and dance in the aisles!
In fact, we may turn you away if you don't!
The night will also play host to a costume contest
and a Can Can Showdown where you can win cash and prizes!
So gentlemen, dust off your tails and toppers and ladies,fluff those skirts!
A dazzling,decadent night dedicated to "La Vie Boheme" held in
one of Portland's most beautiful theaters awaits you
Saturday October 17th
THE BAGDAD THEATER
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
$5 general admission
$25 "Ooh La La V.I.P." package
a BOTTLE of Champagne and
a commemorative portrait booth photo by
*Chanson is "Sing" in French - The term "Sing-A-Long" is trademarked and we can't use it !