Big news, fans of the Action Pack, R. Kelly and the long-neglected art form of the hip-hopera: the TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET sing-along is going national, hitting theaters across the country this week and next! I've attended this sing-along in the past and I can't emphasize more warmly how totally ridiculous and fun it is. Read on for the press release!
Austin, TX--- Tuesday, November 20, 2012--- The Action Pack has teamed up with IFC, Fuzzy Bunny Films, and RCA Records to put together a rare chance to experience R. Kelly’s infamous hip-hopera, TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET, like never before – on the big screen in movie theaters across the country in a festive Sing-Along atmosphere. Coming to select U.S. cinemas this November, the event features a dance party warm up with some of R. Kelly’s best non-Trapped music videos, followed by a 2k DCP presentation of the first 22 chapters of TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET with custom subtitles so that the entire audience can sing-along and exclaim aloud in terror when R. Kelly’s character “Sylvester” flips back the cover and discovers a rubber… rubber… rubber…
“I had a chance to host this event at Bonnaroo and at the New York Comic Con this year,” said Henri Mazza, founder of The Action Pack, “and the experience of watching 600 R. Kelly fans come together as one force to react to the crazy plot twists, sing along to the best lyrics, and wave spatulas in the air along with Rosy the Nosy Neighbor gave me hope that one day the music of R. Kelly will be powerful enough to bring the entire world together in peace. Also, it was just an insane amount of fun.”
Currently there are screenings booked in theaters in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Seattle, Tucson, and Winchester, VA. A complete list of theaters and screening events follows, but theaters in other markets who want to bring the TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET SING-ALONG to their venue can still book the event directly through The Action Pack. Brand-new chapters of R.Kelly’s bold hip-hopera, Trapped in the Closet, premieres Friday, November 23 at 9:00pm ET/PT only on IFC.
For additional details check out the Action Pack’s Trapped in the Closet page on their website.
CONFIRMED THEATERS & DATES
Atlanta – Plaza Theater : Nov 30
Austin – Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz : Nov 22
Austin – Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek : Dec 1
Houston – Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park : Nov 29
Kansas City – Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Cinema : Nov 20
Los Angeles – Graumann’s Chinese Theater : Nov 30 & Dec 1
San Antonio – Alamo Drafthouse Park North : Nov 28
San Antonio – Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak : Nov 20
Seattle – SIFF Cinema : Nov 30 & Dec 1
Tucson – The Loft Cinema : Nov 30
Winchester – Alamo Drafthouse : Nov 29