COLDWATER – Unpredictable and lighthearted cartoon mayhem returns to Tibbits Popcorn Theatre with this summer’s “Classic Cartoon Cavalcade” July 26, 27 at 10am.
Ever wonder if Daffy Duck would be a good substitute for Sherlock Holmes? Would having a newborn baby who can do your taxes and talk to honey bees be stressful? Does Bugs Bunny really deserve to be harassed by a house fly during his orchestral conducting debut? All of these questions can be easily answered by attending this year’s “Classic Cartoon Cavalcade” at Tibbits Opera House. Come and experience a cartoon matinee like your grandparents enjoyed with 11 classic cartoon shorts including Walt Disney’s “Peter and the Wolf,” “Baseball Bugs,” “Robin Hood Daffy,” and animation legend Chuck Jones’ beloved “From A to Z-Z-Z-Z.” Until the early 1960s the only place a kid could go on a Saturday morning to see original, first-run cartoons was their local movie house. When original cartoon series began to be created specifically for home viewing on Saturday morning, trips to the movie theatre became a thing of the past…until now.
“Cartoon Cavalcade” is sponsored by the Edward Jones offices of Tracy Kelley and B.J. West. Edward Jones, a fortune 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors through a commitment to personal service. The firm’s investment philosophy—investing for the long-term in quality investments aligned with goals and risk tolerance—appeals to serious, long-term individual investors. Both Tracy Kelley and B.J. West focus on getting to know their clients and understanding what’s important to them so they can help make decisions that are in their best interest. By working together they can help clients develop a complete, tailored strategy to help meet their financial goals.
While West is a first time sponsor, Kelley has been sponsoring Popcorn Theatre since 2015. She supports Tibbits as “an amazing historical structure where the community and surrounding communities can go for entertainment.” She says, “Generations of youth have had the opportunity to participate in programs that are educational, character building, confidence boosting, and enriching.” Adding, “Adults also have opportunities to be entertained, educated, take part in giving of their own talents, and hosting amazing cast members from around the country.” Kelley also supports Tibbits by housing company members.
“Classic Cartoon Cavalcade" will be followed by "Pinocchio," which closes the Popcorn Theatre season. All Tibbits Popcorn Theatre presentations are Fridays and Saturdays at 10am. Ticket prices include free popcorn and juice at intermission and a chance to meet actors, get autographs, and pose for photos after the show.
Overall Popcorn Theatre sponsors include Battle Creek Community Foundation and Dr. Jon and Seibra Herbener. Popcorn is donated by Ed Lake, with juice donated by McDonalds: The Maynard Organization.
Tickets are $9 (price includes fees) and are available at Tibbits.org. The box office at the theatre is open for the summer, Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm. Tickets are also available by calling 517-278-6029. Tibbits Opera House is located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI. Group and family rates are available.