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Have You Ever Gone to a Sing-Along Screening?

One of the most interesting pieces of box office news this past weekend was the Labor Day sales bump for Mamma Mia!. The movie was in its seventh week in theaters, but it actually saw its sales go up after several weeks of drops. Getting most of the credit: special sing-along screenings in almost 300 theaters, which alone brought in $1.2 million over the long weekend. Hey, I can understand — who hasn't belted a cheesy ABBA tune or two in their day?

Of course, Mamma Mia! is just the latest in a tradition of sing-along screenings. Hairspray held some sing-along events, there was a popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer sing-along (until it got itself in trouble with Fox), and of course there's the king of all sing-alongs, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Heck, even R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet got some sing-alongs earlier this year. So I'm wondering: Have you ever been to one of these events? Tell me your stories in the comments!

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0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
My grandma took me to Mary Poppins up in Portland... when I was 25. It was hilarious. :P
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
I can't sing to save my life, but my roomates and I absolutely love bursting into song while watching Moulin Rouge and Aladdin!
bento-barista bento-barista 8 years
No, but I've dying to go to Rocky Horror.
Tennant_Love Tennant_Love 8 years
Would love to go to a Mamma Mia sing-along.....I love the film so much, saw it twice and everytime the advert comes on I really want to see it again!!!! Love it!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
sound of music. would love to go to the sing along of sound of music.
stone_soup stone_soup 8 years
Er, I've never been for one, and frankly, I would find it a little awkward.
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
I've been to a Grease sing-a-long!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
maddyme, sorry I didn't see that you mentioned the Sound of Music too :oops: Love your avatar by the way!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
yihaw10 - Wow that sounds so fun! I would definitely go to a Sound of Music sing-along too.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
No, I think I would be annoyed by all of the singing by the audience after awhile. The only "sing-along" I would go to is Rocky Horror.
seh79 seh79 8 years
Hairspray - unintentionally, too!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I've been to the Rocky Horror Picture show midnight showings a few times, but that's where I draw the line!
bonbonagogo bonbonagogo 8 years
I took my nieces to see Sing Along Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was terribly cheesy, but I loved it. My nieces didn't get the thrill of Donny Osmond on the big screen ;)
melziata melziata 8 years
you make a good point, caterpillar girl. now I recall my friend and I thinking the same thing..
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've never gone to a sing a long - but i've gone to a participation of Rocky Horror - is that the same thing?
kittyhill kittyhill 8 years
I went to a "Mary Poppins" one in Hollywood. It was targeted more towards younger kids, but it was still fun. I wish that the "Mamma Mia" sing-along was playing in a theater close to me!
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
Grease and Rocky Horror! :sing:
maddyme maddyme 8 years
The Hollywood Bowl Sound of Music Sing-A-Long just happens to be next Friday night, but there does not appear to be any tickets left. I am sure the LA based folks could search on Ebay for a ticket or two. ;)
maddyme maddyme 8 years
The best sing-a-long ever- The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl!!! You can't beat the atmosphere, the costumes, the host. If anyone ever gets the chance, come out to LA and participate!
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
good ol' Rocky Horror for me
nomiloo2000 nomiloo2000 8 years
Buffy!! so much fun before the stupid dvd production company sued and they had to stop doing it.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
I went to The Little Mermaid sign-along in the Castro the other week, and it was glorious! Everyone got a goodie bag with a "dinglehopper," a fish-shaped clappy noisemaker, glow stick, etc. Children and grown-ups alike were there, and a good time was had by all! (Have to admit, I totally did not need the onscreen lyrics, as I was obsessed with this movie when I was 8 years old).
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I used to go to Rocky Horror every Saturday night at midnight during my junior and senior years in college. And I'd LOVE to go to a Buffy "Once More With Feeling" singalong.
limelindsey limelindsey 8 years
Rocky Horror, a few times when I was in college. It was fun getting dressed up and singing along! I wish they'd had a Hairspray sing-along in my town....every time I watch it at home I sing along with it at the top of my lungs! Really excellent for doing chores. :0)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
we always called them "audience partici......pation"
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