main street cinema

tenneycjt

Mouseketeer
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Aug 7, 2016
One of the attractions I really enjoyed for the first time, was the main street cinema, its so nice that they have seats and since I was pushing my mom in a wheelchair it was a nice break. Does anyone the significance of the 6 cartoons playing other than steamboat willie. I was watching the polo match and I was amused by the caricatures of the old time movie stars like clark gable and Shirley temple. Its nice how they removed the rope at the entrance I felt that was always a pain if u have a wheelchair. Its a cool attraction and it seems to be more popular now
 

BrianL

Doom Buggy Driver
Joined
Jul 24, 2013
One of the attractions I really enjoyed for the first time, was the main street cinema, its so nice that they have seats and since I was pushing my mom in a wheelchair it was a nice break. Does anyone the significance of the 6 cartoons playing other than steamboat willie. I was watching the polo match and I was amused by the caricatures of the old time movie stars like clark gable and Shirley temple. Its nice how they removed the rope at the entrance I felt that was always a pain if u have a wheelchair. Its a cool attraction and it seems to be more popular now
I don't know about all of the shorts, but they do show Plane Crazy which was actually created before Steamboat Willie, but Willie got released first.

The last time I was in there I noticed lots of unsupervised kids hanging out in there, sleeping on the raised platform int he center, hanging clothes over the railing. We joked that they were building a shanty town and about to make hobo chili. We called them "The Vagabond Children of Main Street."
 

theluckyrabbit

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Jul 23, 2012
From the DLR webpage for the Main Street Cinema:
Now Playing
Starring Mickey Mouse and a familiar roster of beloved Disney characters, the cartoons include:
  • Steamboat Willie, 1928
  • Plane Crazy, 1928
  • The Moose Hunt, 1931
  • Traffic Troubles, 1931
  • The Dognapper, 1934
  • Mickey’s Polo Team, 1936

Each short is 6 to 8 minutes long and originally aired before a full-length feature film.
Steaming into History
Steamboat Willie is the short that made Mickey Mouse a star—and introduced the world to synchronized sound! Directed by Walt Disney and featuring his voice in the role of Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie was a huge hit when it premiered.
Following its success, synchronized sound effects became the new standard for all animated films and shorts.

I know that the cartoons rotate occasionally, but not Steamboat Willie -- that classic stays put!
 


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