The Walt Disney Studios and Fandango digital movie ticket network have teamed up with the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to host an exclusive screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the famed outdoor venue on Saturday, August 5. The evening will kick off with a special musical performance by the sensational Tshidi Manye, who currently stars as Rafiki in the long-running Broadway production of The Lion King. Manye will perform the show’s iconic opening number, “Circle of Life,” live at The Greek Theatre.
The beloved Disney classic will be available for all fans on Digital HD, including Fandango’s premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW, on August 15, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release from Disney on August 29.
In addition to the live musical performance, the event will feature family activities and special guests. Attendees will enjoy the animated adventure’s soundtrack under the stars, while laughing with Timon and Pumbaa, crying with Simba and Mufasa, and bursting into song with their favorite characters during this special screening of the beloved film.
“We’re excited to bring the ‘Hakuna Matata’ spirit to Angelenos this August, with a special screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the iconic Greek Theatre and a live performance by the incomparable Tshidi Manye,” says Fandango Chief Marketing Officer Adam Rockmore. “The event is part of our multi-year partnership with The Greek, designed to create memorable experiences for movie fans of all ages throughout the year.”
The fun-filled screening event is open to the public and tickets are available for $12.00 each at Ticketmaster or at The Greek Theatre box office.
“The Greek Theatre is excited to host this one-of-a-kind event with our valued partner, Fandango,” says Becky Colwell, General Manager of the Greek Theatre. “It makes perfect sense to show Disney’s animated epic musical film, The Lion King, at a venue that has hosted thousands of musical greats over the years!”
Featuring more than three hours of classic bonus material, the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of The Lion King will invite viewers to observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation about the film’s extraordinary legacy.