Jurassic Park watch party set with original star Joseph Mazzello
Watch parties have been all the rage lately with most of catching up on old flicks during quarantine, watch parties give fans an opportunity to watch films with other fans in real-time as they offer up their own commentary during the experience. The watch parties usually feature special guests associated with the films that host the event and this weeks’s watch party will take us back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. It has been announced that there will be a watch party for the 1993 Steven Spielberg classic, JURASSIC PARK, and one of the film’s young stars will be in attendance.
Joseph Mazzello, who played young Tim Murphy in the film, will be the special guest for IGN’s latest Watch From Home Theater, a weekly live show where they unite IGN personalities and special celebrity guests to have a digital movie night together. Mazzello had the following to say about joining the experience:
“While we all continue to sit tight and wait for these scary and uncertain times to eventually be behind us, my favorite way to escape the worry and pass the time has been by watching classic films, and in my completely unbiased opinion, Jurassic Park is one of the all time greats. I can’t wait to join together with other fans to celebrate this iconic film and share the stories, insight, and fond and funny memories I collected while playing ‘Tim Murphy.’ It’s gonna be a blast!
The watch party will be this Thursday, April 23, at 5:00PM PT. If you stick around for the entire livestream IGN will be giving away digital codes for the film as well as mystery disosaur prizes from Mattel. They’ll be selecting select scenes from the movie as part of the WFH Theater live stream but they encourage fans to watch along with them on your own devices for the full live commentary experience. If you don’t have your own copy of JURASSIC PARK, the film can be streamed by Comcast users on the newly launched Peacock streaming service as well as TNT and TBS through your cable provider. The film is also available for rental on Amazon Prime, FandangoNow, Vudu, Google Play & iTunes.
JURASSIC PARK featured groundbreaking filmmaking from Steven Spielberg and Academy Award winning visual effects that that still stand up today. The film to takes us to an amazing yet dangerous theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth. The film also stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Ariana Richards, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough
Joseph Mazzello has stayed steadily busy in the business since appearing in JURASSIC PARK. The actor has also appeared in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE PACIFIC, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION & most recently in the Oscar-winning, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.
I have yet to do a watch party but this one seems like a fun one to jump in on. Have any of YOU done any? Will YOU be checking out the JURASSIC PARK watch party?