Autographs and photo ops: 12:30 pm
Movie: 1:00 pm
The Rangos Giant Cinema, in partnership with In Person Productions, is proud to announce that Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, will pay a visit to the North Shore movie theater for a Q&A session and screening of Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird on May 12 and 13.
Spinney has delighted generations of children and parents during his 50+ years performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and The Rangos is honored to host him for what will likely be his final appearance in Pittsburgh.
Starting at 12:30 pm, Guests will have the opportunity to meet Spinney, and photo ops and autographs will be available for purchase. David Newell, also known as Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, will introduce Spinney, followed by a short Q&A with Spinney before the film starts. Spinney will also be available for autographs and photo ops during and after the film.
In the feature film Follow That Bird, social worker Miss Finch feels that Big Bird should live in an environment with only birds like himself. When she sends him to live with a family of dodos in Illinois, Big Bird cannot help but think of his friends back home. Deciding Sesame Street is the place for him, Big Bird begins an adventurous journey back to where he truly belongs. Follow That Bird – which features cameos from Chevy Chase, Waylon Jennings, John Candy, and Sandra Bernhard – was the final Muppet film to be released before Henson’s death.
Tickets cost $13 for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members and $15 for non-members.
Please note: Photo ops and autographs are not included in the ticket price.
For more information about In Person Productions, click here.
Note: Accessible Seats are reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with disabilities and their guests. The purchase or use of these seating locations by non-disabled individuals is strictly prohibited and can result in relocation or ejection. If you have accommodation requests or questions, please contact Customer Service by phone at 412-237-1641 or contact us by email.
By virtue of the technology, colorful and comfortable architecture, and atmosphere of the new cinema, The Rangos is designed to be a destination that provides immersive and exciting experiences to our guests. After your stay, we want you to feel like you have visited the "Mother of all Theaters," as a member of our focus group described it.
The new cinema system will include two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors, which will dazzle you with bright, ultra-sharp images, and incredibly vivid colors. Coupled with a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system – a first for institutional giant screen theaters, which uses a huge array of front, back, side and overhead speakers – you will be completely immersed in the action.
In addition to a continued focus on the awe-inspiring mission-centric documentaries that the Rangos Theater has become known for over the past 26 years, this new technology will provide extensive new capabilities and significant opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of dynamic content. From Hollywood feature films, film festivals, cult and classic films, to educational and event films, 3D experiences, and extreme special effects, look for something new, exciting, and unique every month.