Join GHF’s Texas Seaport Museum for its next Main Sail Movie Night as Muppet Treasure Island is projected on one of the ship’s sails on the pier at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22 and Haborside. Admission is free with RSVP. The movie will begin at sunset, approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 22 and the public is encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Beer, refreshments and popcorn will be available for purchase dockside.
This event will sell out. Please only RSVP if you are able to attend on July 22.
Muppet Treasure Island is a 1996 American musical adventure comedy film based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. It is the fifth feature film to star The Muppets and is directed by Brian Henson.
Similarly to its predecessor The Muppet Christmas Carol, the key roles aree played by live-action actors, with the Muppets in supporting roles. The live-action actors feature Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, and Kevin Bishop. Kermit the Frog appears as Captain Abraham Smollett, Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney, Sam Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow, and Miss Piggy as the castaway Benjamina Gunn. Following their success as the narrators of The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Great Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat appear in specially created roles as Jim’s best friends.
ABOUT THE 1877 TALL SHIP ELISSA
Named in 2005 by the Texas legislature as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, ELISSA is one of only three 19th-century iron square-riggers in the World that continues to sail. Built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the iron-hulled vessel boasts a 90-year commercial history during which she carried a variety of cargoes to ports around the world, including Galveston. A National Historic Landmark and a fully functional sailing vessel, ELISSA has achieved a special place in history by sailing in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
After being abandoned as a freighter in Piraeus Harbor, Greece, ELISSA was rescued in the 1970s by a group of preservationists who refused to let her and her rich history die. Following extensive restoration, she today is part of the museum’s permanent exhibit and one of Galveston Island’s most popular attractions. Measuring 205 feet in length with a height of 99 feet and nine inches at the main mast, she carries 19 sails that cover more than a quarter of an acre in surface area. When not sailing, ELISSA is open for daily tours at the Texas Seaport Museum, located at Pier 22, just off Harborside Drive in downtown Galveston.