Paramount at the Movies Presents: School of Rock [PG-13]
Movies | 01/5/2020 | 2:00PM
“A is for awesome. Let’s come right out and say it, School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I’ve seen this year”- David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
“School of Rock rocks! …a high energy comedy that takes it’s hero seriously when he declares ‘I serve society by rocking'” Kirk Honeycutt – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
We don’t need no education.
Rock out before the film with Rock Band on stage at The Paramount! One hour before show time, you and your bandmates can play a song of your choice on a first come, first served basis.
Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.
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Did You Know?
- All the kids really play their instruments, and the backup singers are real vocalists. Jack Black also played a bit of guitar in the movie (for example, when he is teaching “Smoke on the Water,” “Iron Man,” and other songs to Zach), but he didn’t do the guitar solos.
- Jack Black thought of all the nicknames for the kids.
- Miranda Cosgrove, who plays Summer in the movie, can sing. She took about a 45-minute “bad singing” lesson to sing horrible for the song “Memory” when Jack Black’s character was looking for backup singers.
- Stunt men were used to catch Jack Black at the end for the stage dive (just in case).