Calling all Jurassic Park fans! An opportunity to relive the classic dinosaur movie in a whole new way is coming to Duluth this summer.

The DECC announced an upcoming experience called "Jurassic Park In Concert", coming to the DECC Symphony Hall this August. This experience will blend the iconic 1993 Steven Spielberg film with a live musical score to the movie provided by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

How cool is that? Not only will attendees be able to experience this action-packed dinosaur adventure on the big screen once again, but you'll also have the added bonus of experiencing the epic John Williams soundtrack for the movie played live to the film by the 72-piece Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

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As anyone that's ever been to any kind of live music performance knows, experiencing live music adds a whole new element. Even the best sound system just can't quite give you the same experience of seeing a talented live performance. Not only does the music sound better, but you get to see the musicians creating the music you're enjoying - right in front of your eyes.

Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.
Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.

Combining a live performance of the extremely talented DSSO with an incredible movie? Brilliant!

Jurassic Park In Concert will be happening on Saturday, August 19 at the DECC Symphony Hall. Doors will open at 6 pm, with the film and performance starting at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 am on Friday, April 14, with a presale underway now.

Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.
Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.

If you're new to the idea of attending a DSSO show, maybe thinking "I don't know the etiquette for attending a symphony performance", worry not! It's really not much different than what you'd expect for attending something like a movie.

While the DSSO offers answers to common questions for first-time attendees on their website, the key things to know are the following:

  • There's no dress code. As they say, "Anything that makes you feel comfortable is fine." Most attendees will be in "business casual" attire or slightly fancier casual attire, but there is no dress code to attend a DSSO show.
  • Get there early! You don't want to walk in during the performance, so make a point to get there a little early. The recommendation is to arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime so you can make a restroom stop and find your seats. Doors do open for this particular show an hour before showtime.
  • Can I clap? If so, when is it ok to do so? One of the biggest departures for most people used to attending movies or other types of concerts, reacting (clapping, cheering, etc.) is generally permissible whenever. For a symphony show, you'll want to hold your applause during the musical performance itself. There are times for applause between different parts of the performance.

Pretty much everything else is similar to what you'd expect from a movie experience. For example, phones, etc. should be off, and children are welcome but you should consider the type of performance (and, in this case, movie) that you're attending when deciding what age of the child you should bring with you.

And while we're on the subject of Jurassic Park and movies, some of the franchise's individual films have been better than others. The original was absolutely epic! The rest have varied from show to show. Here's a ranking of each of the sequels.

The Jurassic Park Sequels Ranked From Kind of Watchable to Horrible

Jurassic Park has produced five sequels, none of them wildly spectacular. Here they are, ranked from best (or okay-est) to worst.

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