'Anchorman: The Exhibit' Heads to the Newseum in Washington D.C.
by Ethan Anderton
June 5, 2013
Washington D.C. is about to get a little classier. The capitol's famous Newseum, chronicling the history of news and how it reaches the masses, has just announced a partnership with Paramount Pictures for Anchorman: The Exhibit, an installation that will feature costumes, props and footage from the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. There's no telling if there will be any tease for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but the exhibit itself should serve as a solid reminder to fans when it opens November 14th, a whole month before the sequel arrives in theaters just before Christmas.
The press release says the exhibit will include, "costumes worn by the Channel 4 Evening News team and a number of original props from the movie, including Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute and the whip used by rival anchorman Arturo Mendez (Ben Stiller) during the film’s memorable fight scene between rival news teams." In addition, visitors will also be able to sit at a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and take pictures. They can also step in front of the camera and participate in an Anchorman-themed TV spot at one of the Newseum’s Be a TV Reporter stations complete with a Ron Burgundy introduction. So if you happen to be in Washington D.C., the exhibit will be on display starting November 14th this year and will remain at the Newseum through August 31st, 2014. It's kind of a big deal. Cool?
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
I hear there will be a hall dedicated to Burgundy's mustache.
DAVIDPD on Jun 5, 2013
I hate when they do this shit to the museums in DC. They take what should be a historical visit and turn it into a family circus to sell more tickets. I recently went to the spy museum with the hope of learning about ciphers and the different techniques used throughout history to secretly convey messages and instead I was force fed a ton of Bond merchandise and movie props. I think those things are cool, but not what I was expecting in a spy museum seeing as they belong in a film museum. Sounds like they're doing the same thing with the Newseum now, but I bet ticket sales to look at old newspapers aren't exactly selling out so I see why they're doing it.
MattPeloquin on Jun 5, 2013
Ummm so they are putting movie props in a news museum? Why? SO its a big walk in trailer for The Anchorman 2?
Brian Sleider on Jun 5, 2013
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