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The Pavilion celebrates Halloween with Shrek-tacular Movie Night

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion celebrated Halloween with a Shrek-tacular movie night on Saturday, October 16. Families were encouraged to come in costume for a screening of Shrek on the venue’s large LED screens. Mezzanine and lawn seating were free and gates opened at 5:30 p.m. for the event sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.

Families dressed up in Halloween costumes and the first 100 boys and girls, fully costumed, had the opportunity to march in the Goblin Parade. Pre-movie activities included making a swamp monster at The Pavilion Partners Arts & Crafts booth, photo opportunities with costumed characters, spooktacular games in the North Plaza, and the opportunity to decorate and take home a pumpkin courtesy of H-E-B.

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Through offering events such as movie night, The Pavilion is able to fulfill its mission of being a catalyst for new audiences and enhancing appreciation for the arts. In the movie, Shrek shares his own thoughts on ogres and compares them to onions because they have layers, or depths of emotion, that are revealed over time. The performing arts encourage children to explore their own layers of complex emotions, further expanding their imagination and helping them develop an individual voice. The unique connection between the critically-acclaimed movie and the power of the performing arts makes it an ideal opportunity for The Pavilion to achieve its mission in a family-friendly and fun way. 

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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Pavilion is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.