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Space Jam Kicks Off the Granada Theater's Summer Mockbusters Series

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People who talk through movies are the absolute worst. No matter how funny the clever asides may be, nobody likes a movie talker. But sometimes there's nothing better than quoting along with or poking fun at an old film - especially if the person doing the poking is a stand-up comedian. How can we find the best of both worlds? The Granada Theater came up with a solution.

This concert venue/ movie screening haven on Greenville Avenue debuts its new Mockbusters series, during which local comedians and the rest of us plebeians can tweet jokes that will appear on a live Tweet screen running next to the film. They're stacking the Tweet deck by inviting the funny guys and gals from Dallas Comedy House. It kicks off Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. with Space Jam and continues monthly with Con Air (July 11) and Armageddon (August 9).

Sure, folks at this blog helped them brainstorm the idea, but the Granada Theater is making it happen and we'll be there with fully charged phones and jokes. In fact, we're listening to the theme song on repeat all week to prep. More info available at granadatheater.com.

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