'Frozen' sing-along version to open in Lexington theaters Friday

January 29, 2014 

Film Review Frozen

Olaf, left, is voiced by Josh Gad and Kristoff is voiced by Jonathan Groff in the animated movie Frozen.

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Have you and your kids been belting out Frozen's Do You Want to Build a Snowman? in your living room? This weekend, you can do it in a movie theater alongside your fellow Disney fans as the studio releases a sing-along version of its latest animated hit.

Beginning Friday, Disney will screen special versions of the winter tale Frozen in 1,000 theaters nationwide, including some in Central Kentucky, that will include onscreen lyrics and a bouncing snowflake to guide singing moviegoers.

Frozen, a sort-of retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen, is about a young woman (voiced by Kristen Bell) trying to find her lost sister (Idina Menzel) in a kingdom where it is eternally winter.

The movie, which also features the voices of Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, has become a box office hit. As of this weekend, it has grossed nearly $348 million since it was released in November, according to figures compiled by Rentrak. It's Disney Animation's biggest hit since 1994's The Lion King.

The movie has also gotten some critical love. It is nominated for two Academy Awards: best animated feature and best song for the ballad Let It Go. It was up for the same awards at the Golden Globes, where it won best animated feature.

The soundtrack is also a hit. It's currently No. 2 on Billboard's albums chart, down from three weeks at No. 1.

Sing-along movies have been increasing in popularity in recent years, with versions for the musicals The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof being released.

As of Tuesday, theater schedules indicated Frozen Sing-A-Long will play at the Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark Movies 10 in Lexington and the Cinemark at Richmond Centre in Richmond. Other theaters might be added.

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