The zany antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky, Sylvester and more will fill the theatre when Tibbits Popcorn Theatre presents “Classic Cartoon Cavalcade” Aug. 5-6, featuring a selection of cartoons from the 1940s and 1950s.
All shows are held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett, Coldwater.
Harking back even before the days of Saturday morning cartoons on TV, youth flocked to movie theaters, including Tibbits, to enjoy these cartoons on the big screen before their favorite serial, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon or The Lone Ranger. In its salute to yesteryear, Tibbits has compiled another collection of these memorable classic cartoons. Previous “Cartoon Cavalcades” have proven the timelessness of the stories in their ability to create pure joy and raucous laughter.
Seven shorts will entertain audiences in small doses that pack big punches. They include “One Froggy Evening” featuring a frog that sings and dances; “Jumpin’ Jupiter” wherein Porky and Sylvester’s campsite is towed into outer space; “Much Ado About Nutting,” in which a squirrel finds a particularly challenging nut; and “An Itch in Time” featuring Elmer Fudd, his poor pooch and a flea. Other shorts include “French Rarebit,” featuring Bugs Bunny; “Lumber Jerks,” about a pair of gophers preparing for winter; and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century,” starring Daffy Duck and Marvin Martian.
All Tibbits Popcorn Theatre presentations are at 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons will be treated to free popcorn and juice at intermission. Popcorn is donated by Ed Lake, with juice donated by McDonald’s: The Maynard Organization.
Popcorn Theatre is sponsored by The Bushouse Family, Jon and Seibra Herbener, and Coldwater Orthodontics and Aligner Center along with additional support from Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Breco LLC, Dr. Matthew Christopher DDS, PC, Vested Risk Strategies, Coldwater Exchange Club and Great Lakes Chiropractic. Tibbits also receives grant funding from Michigan Arts & Culture Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
New this year, Popcorn Theatre will have reserved seating. Tickets cost $10, including fees and available online at Tibbits.org; at the Tibbits administrative office, 93 W. Chicago St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; by calling (517) 278-6029; or at the box office one hour prior to performance. All tickets are charged a facility/ticketing fee whether in person or not; there is no additional fees for ordering online. Group and family rates are available starting at five tickets.