Kennecott Theater presents Movie Under The Stars Series:
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Capitol Preservation Board is excited to show Monsters vs. Aliens this Thursday, August 19, 2010. The 2010 movie series will feature at total of nine movies, Thursday evenings through August 26, 2010. The movies will be shown at dusk on the State Capitol's south-western lawn and is free to the public. There will be pre-movie musical performances and events each week prior to the featured film. This weeks performers will be John Allred and Neil Smith.
We are thankful for the presenting sponsor Rio Tinto/Kennecott and our other sponsors; Utah Care Foundation, Utah Film Commission, Salt Lake Film Center and Harmons Grocery..
The synopsis: When a meteorite crashes in California on Susan Murphy's (Reese Witherspoon) wedding day, Susan is struck by a dose of otherworldly quantonium, her bridal glow becomes decidedly green, and she suddenly swells to a gargantuan 49 feet-11 inches tall. The Feds swoop in and whisk her away from husband-to-be Derek (Paul Rudd) to a government concealment agency where they dub her Ginormica and leave her to bemoan her losses and spend the rest of her days with strange creatures. Next, Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson), ruler of an alien civilization, sends a huge robot to attack Modesto, Calif., to recover the quantonium released by the fallen meteorite. Under the ineffective leadership of President Hathaway (Stephen Colbert), the government embraces General W. R. Monger's (Kiefer Sutherland) suggestion to pit the imprisoned monsters against the robot in exchange for their freedom. The monsters are no match for the robot until Susan begins to really believe in her own abilities and embrace the power of her friendship with the other monsters.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening at the Utah State Capitol!