Maui Arts & Entertainment

Starry Night Cinema: The Penguins of Madagascar

April 14, 2015, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated April 14, 12:38 PM
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The Penguins of Madagascar are coming to The MACC on Friday, April 17.

The Penguins of Madagascar are coming to The MACC on Friday, April 17.

By Maui Now Staff

On Friday, April 17, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will offer a free screening of “The Penguins of Madagascar” at the A&B Amphitheater. Gates open and festivities begin at 6 p.m.: the film begins at 7:30 p.m.

The delightful computer-animated spy-fi action comedy film was produced by DreamWorks Animation as a spin-off of the Madagascar film series. The series follows three young penguins in their own spy thriller.

In Antarctica, Skipper, Kowalski and Rico rescue an egg from hungry leopard seals and set themselves adrift on an iceberg. From the egg hatches Private and the four become a team.

A decade later, directly after the events of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the penguins depart from the circus and celebrate Private’s birthday by breaking into Fort Knox so Private can buy Cheesy Dibbles–a discontinued product–from its break room vending machine.

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But along the way, Private begins to feel unimportant to the team. While Skipper is the leader and strategist, Kowalski is the brains and Rico serves as the arsenal specialist, Private is continually referred to as just being a cute face without remarkable skills.

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Guests are invited to bring beach chairs and blankets to lay back and enjoy the show. (No coolers or outside food/drink are allowed into the venue. If it’s raining, the film will be shown in the Castle Theater on a first-come, first-seated basis.

For more information, go online.

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