Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Costa Mesa’s Own Little Orphan Annie

Movie Mondays’ pre-performance theme contests, started last year, continued this past Monday with a Little Orphan Annie look-a-like contest prior to the movie’s screening. Taking first place was the adorable Grace Messerschmidt of Cosa Mesa who won four free tickets to the musical Annie when it comes to the Center in January and a gift certificate to Charlie Palmer’s restaurant. Audience applause was used to select the winner. The other contestants included Anna Richmond, Emma Moynihan and Merielle Billyon Palmer, and they took home two tickets to see Annie. (Pictured left to right: Merielle Billyon Palmer and Grace Messerschmidt.)

Next Monday’s showing of Footloose (July 27) starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer will feature a contest for the coolest ‘80s dance moves. The stage-to-film adaptation of the blockbuster musical Mamma Mia! (August 3), starring Meryl Streep Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, will close out this summer’s Movie Mondays series with a trivia contest with questions about the show and the pop group ABBA. Everyone who participates in these contests will win treats from the Orange County Fair with the top finalists winning tickets to this year’s fair.

Set-up for the movies begins at 5:30 p.m. on the community plaza. The theme contests are open to all moviegoers and start at approximately 7:30 p.m. The movies begin at 8 p.m.

Photos from left to right
1) Jessica Block, Selin Karaogud and Blue Rangel
2) Emma Moynihan
3) Mahenna Lipscomb, Estelle and Chuck Vaughn, Emily Lipscomb, Kristen Farrell, Feather Lipscomb

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