Studio hosts children’s film festival

Published 10:02 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fun-loving children between the ages of 3 and 12 are invited to The Studio in downtown Troy on Saturday when “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein.”

The classic children’s film is a featured event of the ongoing Frankenstein Film Festival at Troy University and is sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts in conjunction with the university’s Quality Enhancement Program.

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was chosen for the university’s Reading Initiative Program and the college students have an opportunity to participate in 15 weeks of films and events.

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“We wanted to have one ‘Frankenstein’ event for the community,” said Dr. Maryjo Cochran, CCFA dean. “‘Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein’ is a fun film and we hope to have 100 children or more for the Children’s Frankenstein Film Festival.”

The children’s festival will be from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday at The Studio on East Walnut Street across from the Johnson Center for the Arts. There is no admission charge.

“Actually, the Children’s Frankenstein Film Festival is three events in one,” Cochran said. “The Festival will be introduced by the Troy University Pied Pipers Theater Group who will perform ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and then serve as hosts for the Festival.”

Following the hour-long film, “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein,” there will be a costume contest with ribbons for the best costumes.

“Because it’s ‘Frankenstein’ and Halloween, we thought it would be fun for the children to dress in their costumes and enter the contest – if they want to do so,” Cochran said. “We’ll have treat bags for all of the children who come so it should be a enjoyable morning of silly stories, a Chipmunks movie and a costume contest.”

Parents are invited to attend with their children but there will be supervision for older children who need to be dropped off at the Festival.

The Children’s Frankenstein Film Festival is a collaborative effort of the CCFA to provide wholesome entertainment for the children of the community.