The amazing Disney fantasy film Aladdin is the featured free film playing at the Many Community Center on Saturday, March 14.
The movie is free and is suitable for families with young children. Ken Freeman, mayor of Many, said that Aladdin is one of several movies this spring that are suitable for the entire family to enjoy. “We want our families to come and enjoy the movies together,” Freeman stressed. “That’s why the movies we play at the Many Community Center are never rated ‘R’. We play G, PG,PG-13 movies here at the theatre. “
Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. it is a live action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name which itself is based on the story from One Thousand and One Nights. The film stars Will Smith as Aladdin.
Aladdin, a kind-hearted street urchin living in the Arabian city of Agrabah along with his pet monkey explore and rescue Princess Jasmin who is tired of her sheltered life. Meanwhile, thegrand vizier, Jafar, schemes to overthrow Jasmine’s father as the Sultan with the support of Iago, his sardonic pet parrot. He seeks a magic lamp hidden in the Cave of Wonders that will grant him three wishes. He has been unable to retrieve the lamp himself because only “the diamond in the rough” is allowed to enter the cave.
Jafar discovers Aladdin is the diamond in the rough and when Aladdin sneaks back into the royal palace to talk to Jasmine (while also meeting Jasmine’s handmaiden Dalia, and pet tiger Rajah), he is captured and persuaded by Jafar’s deal to help him retrieve the lamp: since only Aladdin can enter the cave alive, he will retrieve the lamp for Jafar and Jafar will make Aladdin rich enough to impress Jasmine. Jafar warns Aladdin not to take anything but the lamp. Inside the cave, Aladdin finds a magic carpet and obtains the lamp, but Abu accidentally causes the cave to collapse after he catches a falling ruby. Aladdin gives the lamp to Jafar, but he double-crosses Aladdin and kicks him and Abu back into the cave, though Abu steals the lamp back. The magic carpet catches Aladdin and saves him from falling to his death.
Trapped in the cave, Aladdin rubs the lamp, unwittingly summoning an omnipotent Genie, who lives inside it. The Genie explains that he has the power to grant Aladdin three wishes, with the exceptions of murder, romance, the resurrection of the dead, and more wishes. Aladdin gets the Genie to free them from the cave without using a wish on a technicality: Aladdin didn’t rub the lamp as he stated the wish. After they get out of the cave, Aladdin uses his first official wish to become a prince to impress Jasmine, and promises to use his third wish to free Genie from servitude and turn him human. Abu is temporarily transformed into an elephant in the process.
You’ll find out what happens next in this magic story that has endured throughout the ages when you bring your family to see Aladdin at the Many Community Center on Saturday night, March 14, starting at 7p.m.
And here’s some good news. If you like the movie, you’ll be happy to know that Disney Pictures is already making a sequel that will come out in 2021. It will play at the Many Community Center as soon as it is available.
Movies in Many is sponsored by Many Mayor Ken Freeman, the Many City Council and the Many Cultural Advisory Committee.