June 4, 2019

Movies @ the Mann 2019 Season!

The perfect summer night destination is here! Philadelphia-region orchestras will be creating movie magic all summer long at Movies @ the Mann. Bring friends and family for an unforgettable night watching classic movies outdoors on the big screen with scores performed live by local orchestras. The 2019 season includes a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and more! Please see below for more details on the 2019 Movies @ the Mann series beginning Saturday, June 15.



Movies @ the Mann series kicks off June 15 with Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert,
local orchestras to perform movie scores live all summer

PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2019) - This summer, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will be providing the ultimate movie experience at Movies @ the Mann with four classic films shown under summer night skies with the film scores performed live by Philadelphia-region renowned orchestras. 

The Movies @ the Mann series kicks off the 2019 summer season on Saturday, June 15 with a showing of the iconic Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concertaccompanied by the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Making their Movies @ the Mann return is The Philadelphia Orchestra presenting Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ (July 20) and the second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ (July 26).  Guests are invited to further engage with both films by dressing up as their favorite characters from the series. The Movies @ the Mann season will conclude with a special showing of the world premiere of Grease™ with Orchestra (August 15) performed live with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

“Movies at the Mann has become a summer staple in Philadelphia,” said Catherine M. Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann. “Seeing the films on the big screen with live, world-class orchestra performances is truly magical and brings the action of the films to life. This series is perfect for date night, bringing the whole family, or a fun summer outing with friends. Visitors can picnic on the Great Lawn or sit up front right by the orchestra conductor for a unique movie-going experience. It’s an experience everyone should witness.”

Below is the complete Movies @ the Mann series line-up:

Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m.: Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert with the Reading Symphony Orchestra
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the journey of Raiders of the Lost Ark while the film plays on a 40-foot screen and two jumbo lawn screens, with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ In Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. Justin Freer will conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra performing the magical score live from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m.: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ In Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back live in concert. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens. In 2018, the Mann presented Star Wars: A New Hope™, and now, in 2019, fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of the second film in the original trilogy. The Mann encourages guests to celebrate your favorite movie characters at this performance with costumes (toy weapons, masks, and armor are not permitted).

Thursday, August 15 at 8 p.m.: Grease™ with Orchestra performed by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
“Summer lovin’” never sounded better. Experience the world premiere performance of one of the world’s most popular and enduring musical films in history, with its unforgettable rock ’n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations, live with an orchestra for the first time. Thiago Tiberio will conduct The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as they perform the full score from Grease, the iconic American musical romantic comedy, to accompany the full-length film shown on three giant screens, including the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and more!

For a full list of events, or to purchase tickets, visit manncenter.org/events.

About the Mann
As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists in association with AEG Presents. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars, and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets and music under the stars on its great lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant.  For more information, visit www.manncenter.org.

About the Reading Symphony Orchestra
Since 1913, the Reading Symphony Orchestra has been providing uninterrupted access to exceptional classical music to Berks County and beyond. Throughout the past 105 years as one of the nation’s longest continuously operating symphonies, the RSO has been joined by illustrious guest soloists including pianists Yuja Wang and Fabio Bidini, violinist Midori, and guitarist Jason Vieaux. The RSO has flourished under the artistic leadership of Maestros Harry Fahrbach, Walter Pfeiffer, Hans Kindler, Alexander Hilsberg, Louis Vyner, Sidney Rothstein, and its current music director Andrew Constantine. The orchestra currently performs its Classics and Pops series in the historic Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO continues to be a catalyst for collaborations with other performing arts organizations both locally and regionally.

The RSO’s numerous educational and outreach programs continue to change young people’s lives in the community and offer opportunities for life-long learning. The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings programs give talented area music students the opportunity to perform advanced orchestral repertoire with like-minded peers under the guidance of high-caliber artistic staff; the Orchestra Zone program provides free private instrumental music lessons to underserved students in the Reading School District; and the Masterclass series gives community members an opportunity to learn from world-class visiting soloists.

About The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of innovation in music-making. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level, by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is now confirmed to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra for a decade into the future, through the 2025-26 season, an extraordinary and significant long-term commitment. His highly collaborative style, deeply-rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. Musician-led initiatives shine a spotlight on the Orchestra’s musicians, as they spread out from the stage into the community, and the Orchestra’s numerous education and community partnership initiatives are an important focus of the organization’s offerings. For more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra, please visit www.philorch.org.

About The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
A founding resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is a 33-member professional ensemble led by Music Director Dirk Brossé. The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1964 by Marc Mostovoy, has a well-established reputation for distinguished performances of repertoire from the Baroque period through the twenty-first century. In addition to presenting its own productions, The Chamber Orchestra started to develop an entrepreneurial business model by seeking other performance opportunities among the region's presenter/producer community, thereby providing supplementary employment for its members. The ensemble also championed new music, with a focus on local composers. In total, the organization has commissioned and premiered over seventy new works. The ensemble travels regularly, having toured the United States, Europe, and Israel. For more information, go to www.chamberorchestra.org.

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