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It doesn't take a Disney Legend to debunk an urban legend about a Disney film. To celebrate the release of the Aladdin: Diamond Edition on digital, Disney Movies Anywhere and Blu-Ray, directors Ron Clements and John Musker have addressed rumors regarding the Arabian adventure, as well as those involving their other films, The Little Mermaid and Hercules. For example, some have suggested that Aladdin is set in a post-apocalyptic future, which made Musker laugh. "Far into the future?" he asked E! News. "I haven't even heard that one." According to Musker, composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's original version had been set in Baghdad, Iraq. "We kept it Baghdad in our first treatment, »
By Hank Reineke
Perhaps it is only fitting that area meteorologists would forewarn ominously that the Mahoning Drive-in Theater’s “Christopher Lee Tribute” might take place on a cold and dark and stormy night. After all, it was the villainous film legacy of the actor – who passed away at age 93 on June 7th of this year – to have frightened generations of moviegoers in such a bleakly nightmarish rain-soaked setting. As it happened, while the shivery autumnal chill on Saturday night was undeniable, there was – happily - nary a sprinkle of precipitation to obscure one’s windshield view of the drive-in’s massive CinemaScope screen.
The Mahoning Drive-in, located amidst the Pocono Mountains surrounding Lehighton, Pennsylvania, is – quite frankly – an anomaly amongst the anomalies of surviving drive-in theaters. Whilst most remaining drive-ins have been forced to move cautiously and expensively to digital projection systems or else suffer their screens going dark, »
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