‘In the Heights’ takes place on June 11th as part of Pride Movie Nights in Oracle Park (Source: Frameline / San Francisco Pride).
The following is a press release from Frameline and San Francisco Pride:
For the first time, Frameline and San Francisco will present Pride on Friday, June 11, and on Saturday, June 12, 2021, Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park.
As a natural extension of the decades-long, mutually beneficial relationship between Frameline and SF Pride, this socially distant and ticketed event (subject to government capacity limits) is further strengthened by a partnership with Giants Enterprises and support from the City and County of San Francisco. Guests at Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park must wear masks at all times except when eating or drinking.
On Friday June 11th, the audience will be treated to the long awaited film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning musical “In the Heights” directed by Jon M. Chu. Lights up on Washington Heights … The smell of a Cafecito Caliente is in the air just outside the 181st Street subway station, where a kaleidoscope of dreams gathers this lively and tightly knit community. At the interface stands the sympathetic, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who hopes for a better life, imagines it and sings. “In the Heights” combines Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world that is very much of its place but universal in experience.
A soon to be announced second feature film will take place on Saturday, June 12th.
“I can’t think of a better way to get Frameline45 started than personally showing Jon M. Chu’s highly anticipated adaptation of In the Heights, a film that celebrates the spirit of community,” said James Woolley, general manager from Frameline. “We are honored to be partnering with San Francisco Pride and Giants Enterprises on this first-ever movie night and look forward to bringing audiences from across the San Francisco Bay Area together for this collective experience.”
“Our theme this year is” All in This Together. “After 15 months of distance and separation, we can finally come together safely as a community,” said Fred Lopez, Executive Director of San Francisco Pride. “We are optimistic that current trends will continue. By June we will see and hear our friends and allies at Oracle Park cheer, laugh and just be together. We know this is what our communities long for More than a year of experience and we are confident our team will create a safe, welcoming environment that is also unforgettable. “
“I’m thrilled that Pride and Frameline are about to take over a ballpark,” said Carolyn Wysinger, president of the San Francisco Pride board of directors. “There is a part of Pride that is gritty and reminds us of our history, and a part of Pride that feels more like Carnival. We make sure there are people of color on stage and on the scoreboard a party.” . ”
The Pre-Movie Celebrations will take place every evening at 6:30 pm in Oracle Park and will include a range of personal and virtual appearances, as well as the SF Pride 2021 Community Grand Marshals. Screenings will begin each evening at 8 pm. With no traditional parade and celebration in its second year, SF Pride staff and board of directors are happy to welcome LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area for consecutive nights of entertainment that focus on diversity, elevation and joy. As a venue, Oracle Park is uniquely able to balance the need for public safety and social distancing with the desire for togetherness and visibility. Rounding out the feature presentations, Pride is particularly excited to be working with Giants Enterprises to create a diverse showcase of local talent and established acts.
General admission tickets are $ 24.99 and are located in sections 101 through 135 of the lower box. Holders of a general admission ticket have access to food and drinks on the promenade as well as to order from the seat.
Club Level Experience tickets are priced at $ 44.99 and are located in Club Level Sections 202-217. Club Level Experience ticket holders have access to an exclusive dining and beverage experience only available at Club Level. This exclusive food and drink experience can also be ordered on site.
The On-Field Experience package costs $ 2,499.96 and includes tickets for up to 12 guests. These tickets give customers access to a 20 ‘x 20’ “pod” in the outfield. Soft seating is offered, as well as a welcome snack and free alcoholic drink for every adult aged 21 and over. On-Field Experience ticket holders can order from a carefully selected menu of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. A member of the San Francisco Pride team will be in touch with ticket buyers to pre-order food or drink. These pre-orders are delivered as soon as customers check in at their assigned pod.
To purchase tickets, visit www.frameline.org/pridemovienight. Ticket buyers can download the free MLB Ballpark app for contactless access and place mobile orders for food and beverages at Oracle Park.
“The San Francisco Giants are excited to return to Oracle Park and look forward to working with our community partners to bring such an iconic celebration to San Francisco,” said Stephen Revetria, president of Giants Enterprises. “We can’t wait to gather together safely and see ‘In the Heights’ light up the scoreboard and the city. We are incredibly grateful for the partnership between San Francisco Pride, Frameline, Warner Bros. Pictures and of the city and county of San Francisco as we work together towards two amazing evenings in June. “
“It’s a great honor to share this film with the city I grew up in. ‘In the Heights’ reflects the same sense of community, pride and joy that this event represents,” said director Jon M. Chu. “I hope this film will inspire others, as Frameline and SF Pride did in this next chapter of the return to see each other again.”
The film is rated PG-13 for some languages and notes.
The Frameline45 San Francisco International LGBTQ + Film Festival is expected to be the most-attended and longest festival in Frameline history, featuring a mix of in-person and virtual offerings from June 10-27, 2021. The first week will only be presented outdoors and drive-in events and the last 11 days will bring the world’s largest selection of new and virtually accessible LGBTQ films straight to your home. Tickets for Frameline45 will be available to the general public starting Tuesday, May 25th.
San Francisco Pride typically welcomes hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people and allies for its annual parade and celebration on the last weekend of June. For 2021, the 51-year-old organization has decided to hold smaller face-to-face events in accordance with public health guidelines. After the SF Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park, the board and staff will work with the African American Art & Culture Complex on a solidarity rally on Friday June 18 (the eve of June 19) and an outdoor event on National Coming Out Day in October.