TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET SING-ALONG
In Trapped in the Closet, R. Kelly's classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher's wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme.
Over the years, some audiences have hailed Trapped in the Closet as the "Plan 9 From Outer Space of music videos," while others have recognized it as the masterpiece from our generation's greatest living R&B legend. But whichever camp you fall into, one thing is certain there will be no better cinematic event this year than singing and dancing and playing with props in a theater full of other R. Kelly fans at the fully interactive R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along.
Brought to you by the Action Pack, the group made famous by creating dozens of interactive events for the Alamo Drafthouse, this Sing-Along event will take Trapped in the Closet and give it the full Rocky Horror experience, with subtitles on screen to make it easy to sing-along (or just keep up with the story if you've never seen this majesty before), and props like rubbers, spatulas and more to help make the magic moments on screen come alive in the theater.
Please note that this August film is part of Karma Cinema month and that 30% of your ticket purchase will go to local nonprofits that you help choose when you attend a screening in August. More info about Karma Cinema is available at www.thenewparkway.com/karmacinema. Come experience the power of generosity!
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THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!
Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Thrillville Theater to Nerd Night, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Trivia Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, and First Fridays.
The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.
The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
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