This weekend, in select cities, there will be special cardboard challenges taking place in celebration of The Boxtrolls arriving in theaters on 9/26! Kids & families can come take part in each local event to design and decorate their own Boxtroll costume!
See below for a complete list of cities this weekend and if you live nearby, I hope you and your family can make it out for the festivities!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 9/14
Meet Shoe, Fish and Sparky from The Boxtrolls on September 14th at the Macy’s Center Court at the Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Be sure to participate in The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge for a chance to win prizes hosted by KMEL-FM and the Imagination Foundation.
ROSEVILLE, CA – 9/13
Join Mix 96 for some family fun at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center onSaturday, September 13th from 10:00am-1:00pm. Get creative with cardboard boxes and recycled items and enter to win special prize packs and a mystery “What’s in the Box?” grand prize.
SEATTLE, WA – 9/14
106.1 KISS-FM is hosting The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge at Kent Station onSeptember 14th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM. Enjoy a day of fun, crafts and not-to-be missed prizes!
DETROIT, MI – 9/14
98.7 AMP Radio is hosting The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge on September 14th from 1:00-4:00pm at the Oakland Mall in Troy. Come and create your own Boxtroll from recycled materials and enter for a chance to win some awesome prize packages! Don’t forget to bring your “BOX” food donation to the event to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.
CHICAGO, IL – 9/14
B96 is joining forces with Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview to host The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge on September 14th from 11:30AM – 2:30PM. Operation Support our Troops will provide boxes and will encourage children to use their imaginations and turn cardboard boxes into something awesome! Boxtrolls will welcome guests and there will be face painters and prizes.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – 9/13
Magic 105.3 is hosting The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge on Saturday, September 13th at the North Star Mall in the NUVO Lounge from 10:00AM – 12:00PM. Enjoy a day of fun, crafts and not-to-be missed prizes!
HOUSTON, TX – 9/14
Come meet The Boxtrolls characters and enjoy a day of fun, crafts and not-to-be missed prizes on Sunday, September 14th from 1:00PM – 3:00PM at the Children’s Museum of Houston with Sunny 99.1!
DALLAS, TX – 9/14
Meet Shoe, Fish and Sparky from The Boxtrolls on September 14th at the Cinemark West in Plano from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Be sure to participate in The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge for a chance to win prizes hosted by 106.1 KISS FM and the Imagination Foundation.
WASHINGTON, DC- 9/14
Join Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM in the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge onSeptember 14th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at The Plaza at City Center. Enjoy a day of fun, crafts and not-to-be missed prizes!
CHARLOTTE, NC- 9/14
Participate in The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge on Sunday, September 14that Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, one of the largest comic book stores in the US, from 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Enjoy a day of fun and not-to-be missed prizes!
ORLANDO, FL 9/14
Orlando Science Center is hosting The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge onSunday, September 14th as part of their Maker Faire Event from 12:00PM – 2:00PM. Enjoy a day of fun, crafts and not-to-be missed prizes!
THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!
Story: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable
Writer: Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan
MPAA Rating: PG