Tuesdays with Robin Williams

Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018 to Tue, Jul 31st, 2018

Every Tuesday in July at 7pm

This July, the Music Box celebrates the work of the incomparable Robin Williams, with weekly screenings of films starring the Oscar-winning actor and comedian.

Included in the series: The animated Disney classic ALADDIN; A 25th Anniversary presentation of the family blockbuster MRS. DOUBTFIRE; Terry Gilliam’s magical New York fantasy THE FISHER KING; Bobcat Goldthwait’s pitch-black comedy WORLD’S GREATEST DAD; and the action-adventure based on the beloved children’s book JUMANJI.

Movies & Showtimes for
Tuesdays with Robin Williams

Aladdin

A FILM BY: Ron Clements, John Musker
WRITTEN BY: Ron Clements (screenplay by), John Musker (screenplay by)
STARRING: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin

Climb aboard for a magic carpet ride with nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award–winning music that will make your heart soar! This 2D animated Disney classic tells the tale of a street-smart thief Aladdin, who falls in love with the Sultan's daughter and embarks on an epic journey to win her hand. As the Genie, Robin Williams changed animation forever with his wild, improvisational, tailored-to-fit performance, ushering in the age of the celebrity voiceover (for better and worse). The highest grossing film of 1992, ALADDIN proved that the Disney Renaissance was in full swing.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1992
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 90 mins

The Fisher King

A FILM BY: Terry Gilliam
WRITTEN BY: Richard LaGravenese
STARRING: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl

Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer and Mercedes Ruehl star in Terry Gilliam's must-see comic masterpiece. Williams is Parry, a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Bridges co-stars as Jack, New York's #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors... Parry. And so the amazing story of the Fisher King unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1991
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 137 mins
Format: DCP

Jumanji

A FILM BY: Joe Johnston
WRITTEN BY: Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain
STARRING: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, David Alan Grier, Kirsten Dunst

Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt star in the original big-screen adaptation of the award-winning children's book. When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children, Judy and Peter. Now a grown man, Alan reunites with Sara, and must outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: DCP

Mrs. Doubtfire

A FILM BY: Chris Columbus
WRITTEN BY: Anne Fine (novel), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay)
STARRING: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

***25th Anniversary***

Robin Williams stars in one of the biggest comedies of the 1990s! After a bitter divorce, struggling actor Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a British nanny so he can care for his children, and hopefully reconnect with his estranged wife Miranda (Sally Field). A hilarious and heartfelt family comedy, MRS. DOUBTFIRE was the second highest-grossing films of 1993 (behind only JURASSIC PARK), and deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Makeup.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 125 mins

World's Greatest Dad

A FILM BY: Bobcat Goldthwait
WRITTEN BY: Bobcat Goldthwait
STARRING: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara

Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jerk who won't give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there. Robin Williams gives a remarkable performance in this underseen black comedy.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2009
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 99 mins
Format: 35mm

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