We went to the August Pizza and a Movie Night where the theme was Sponsor’s Choice. Every month, the wonderful people at Sony Wonder and Technology Lab open their doors, letting us take over their atrium and theater with pizza and teens. For this special edition, we presented a mystery menu of their choosing with new and must-see Sony releases!
Never been to Pizza and a Movie? Well, this is how it works. Each month there’s one theme and three films. We eat pizza then we vote on the movie…mob rule style! This month we watched Léon: The Professional (directed by Luc Besson).
We asked four teens to give you their reviews on the film. Check out what Nicholas (The Avid Reader), Mercer (The Action Enthusiast) Aryanna (Last Time PaaMer), and Desiree (The Newbie) have to say about Léon: The Professional.
How would you sum up the movie in one sentence?
Nicholas: The movie was a cinematic metaphor that blurs the line between good and evil.
Mercer: An epic tale of a cleaner trying to survive.
Aryanna: A special bond between unusual people that kicks butt.
Desiree: The plant lived longer than the people.
Who would you recommend this movie to?
Nicholas: Fans of Lolita.
Mercer: Friends and family.
Aryanna: My friends and people who are into action movies.
Desiree: AP environmental science teacher.
We asked the teens to do a one-word association with the film. Here are some of the most popular and surprising responses:
Milk, tragic, exciting, bleak, soft, frightening, similar
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1= “Hated it”, 10= “My New Favorite”), how would you rate this movie?
Final Rating: 6.5 slices out of 8
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
September 4th, 2015
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at http://teens.artsconnection.org/high5/. Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event, open to anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL.
Also, don’t be late! If you arrive later than 5:15 PM, you will miss the group and won’t be able to get into the theater.
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Sony Plaza, 56th Street near Madison Ave.
(Look for the SONY PLAZA PUBLIC ARCADE sign on 56th Street)
4, 5, 6, N or R to 59th St; E to 5th Ave; F to 57th St.