Go 'Up,' Up and Away...
"Up" -- yet another fun, sophisticated and beautifully animated tale from the people at Pixar -- opens in theaters tomorrow. And to celebrate that occasion, members of the public are invited to get high at the Newseum.
No, not that kind of high. Come on, this event marks the arrival of a new Pixar movie, not the triumphant return of Cheech and Chong.
Seriously, if you happen to be visiting the Newseum tomorrow, you could be chosen to take a ride in the "Up" armchair, a cushy seat attached to multiple balloons that floats 40 feet into the air, a tribute to the soaring Victorian house depicted in the movie.
Between 9 and 11 a.m., 10 to 12 Newseum visitors will be randomly selected to sit in the traveling throne. Those who don't get chosen can watch members of the public and media take part in all the helium-filled action. I might even do a little floating myself, as long as that chair has a seatbelt.
Of course, the caveat here is that patrons still have to pay that Newseum admission fee of $20, or $13 for kids between the ages of 7 and 18. But if you've been planning to check out the museum anyway, tomorrow might be the ideal day to do it, especially if you are particularly pumped to see "Up." Which, by the way, you should be. It may be the most moving movie experience you have all year.
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