Operators of Clova Cinema are filming a version of "Harlem Shake" this Saturday, March 16. The event doubles as a fundraiser to convert its projection system to digital.
For fun, people around the world are filming and posting versions of "Harlem Shake," which involves dancing and wild costumes.
Participation in the Clova's version of the video clip is by donation of pennies, to be collected in a giant jar in the theatre lobby. Filming starts promptly at 5: 30 p.m., with doors open at 5: 15. Costumes are very much encouraged.
"We may have to limit the (number) of people depending how many show up," Clova operator Craig Burghardt wrote in an email to subscribers.
Anyone wishing to stay and watch Oz the Great and Powerful at 7 p.m. can purchase tickets for $5, he added.
"Our first take will be everyone in seats watching the movie while one person dances. We will stop filming and get changed, then everyone will dance in costume. We may do two or three takes of this, and we'll be done. So don't forget your costumes. We will have a costume contest and the winner will receive free popcorn for a year."
Filming of "Harlem Shake" at the Clova was originally scheduled for Friday, March 15. For more details, visit www.theclova.com. The theatre is located at 5732 176th St.