(FREE!) Cox Movies & Music Presented by Omaha Performing Arts
June 22 • July 20 • August 10, 2012
Venue opens at 7:30 PM • Music starts at 7:45 PM • Movies begin at dusk.
Holland Center Courtyard • 12th & Douglas streets
FREE and OPEN to the public!Omaha Performing Arts brings back a cherished Omaha event – Cox Music & Movies! Enjoy live music from an eclectic mix of local bands followed by a film, all in the Holland Center Courtyard.
A menu of à la carte items
will be available the day of the show. Blankets and chairs welcome. No pets or outside food permitted.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a rain or shine event. Event will move to the covered arrival plaza (directly next to the courtyard) in the case of rain.
Friday, June 22
The Karate Kid (PG) and All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
Release date: 1984
Run time: 126 minutes
The Karate Kid
centers on Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a teenager who recently arrived in Los Angeles from the east coast. He soon becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a gang of karate students. Eager to fight back but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks handyman and martial arts master Miyagi (Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that there is more to karate than fighting. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops the skills and self-confidence to meet the obstacles he encounters in this inspiring film.
Before you learn some karate moves, practice your dance move to music by All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. The Omaha-based band is the award-winning brainchild of ukulele-wielding, bow-hunting, beating-of-the-drum-type misfits. They will make you dance…whether you like it…or not.
Friday, July 20
The Muppets (PG) and The Betties
Release date: 2011
Run time: 103 minutes
Jason Segel, Academy Award®-nominee Amy Adams and Academy Award®-winner Chris Cooper join everyone's favorite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. While on vacation, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. The Muppet-loving trio reunites Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage a telethon to save their beloved theater. The gang is back together again in this good-hearted movie full of irresistible music and family fun.
It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to hear The Betties play before The Muppets movie! Reigning from Lincoln, The Betties will have you tappin’ yer toes with their unique brand of bluegrass and country.
Friday, August 10
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) and UNO Faculty Jazz Combo
Release date: 1981
Run time: 115 minutes
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle, running a booby-trapped gauntlet to fetch a solid-gold idol. After a clever escape, he is asked to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of his old friend Abner Ravenwood. Despite personal differences, Indy is joined by Marion, Ravenwood’s daughter, in one action-packed adventure. A joint project of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride.
Get ready to travel the globe with Indy by listening to an exciting mix of "America's Music" from the UNO Faculty Jazz Combo. The combo's repertoire is a blend of jazz standards sprinkled with Latin styles, funk and vocals.