Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) watch in amazement while it rains hamburgers in Sony Pictures Animation's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.
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This is going to be great. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is coming to the giant screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater beginning this Friday, November 6th.
Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs began life in 1978 as a children’s book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett, which now has over a million copies in print. With its charming, visually inventive style, absurdist sense of humor, and fantastic premise – a town where food falls from the sky! – it seemed a foregone conclusion that the book would be adapted into an animated movie. But no one was quite able to do it until writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller came along and found inspiration from a seemingly obvious source – the book itself.
“We thought, wow, that would be a great action movie,” says Lord. “All of the events in the film would be very, very silly, but the characters would take them all very, very seriously.” And you’d take it seriously, too, if a giant spaghetti tornado threatened your town, as it does to Swallow Falls. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs represents the ultimate in food fun and mayhem.
Another crowd favorite will be making a return to the IMAX 3D Theater for the holidays. Polar Express 3D pulls into downtown Chattanooga on November 20th and will run through January 7th. Many people have made seeing this film a family tradition. It is certainly a wonderful experience on the six-story IMAX screen.