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‘Planet 51’ will show in Beaver Creek

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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado –Something strange is coming to their planet … and it’s us! Earth unwittingly “invades” Glipforg tonight, as 2009’s animated “Planet 51” comes to the Vilar Performing Arts Center as the second installment of the theater’s Free Family Film Series.

The movie begins at 6:30 p.m., but beginning at 5:30 p.m., Alpine Arts Center will help children create a 3D alien sculpture made out of a balloon, pipe cleaners, construction paper and cardboard. Kids wishing to enter the coloring contest must submit their artwork by 1 p.m. today to the Vilar box office. The winner will be announced on the stage before the film.

The story is an amusing twist on America’s long-standing fascination with the possibility of extraterrestrial life. When American astronaut Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) lands on what is supposed to be a barren, rocky planet devoid of life, he gets a big surprise. It seems that Planet 51 is home to little green people who are living in what is basically 1950s America.

Chuck bears a marked resemblance to Planet 51’s science-fiction comic book and horror movie characters, the “Humaniacs,” and hysteria breaks out when the little green men think his appearance marks the beginning of an alien invasion.

In addition to the preshow activities, Beaver Creek Summer Camp will provide children with dinner (ice cream and pizza) and escort them to the film for $45 each. Call 970-754-5464 to make your reservation.

The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit vvf.org.