HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Joyful Noise’ With Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton

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CHICAGO – In our latest music edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the new film “Joyful Noise” starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah! Star Jeremy Jordan will appear for a post-screening Q&A!

“Joyful Noise” also stars Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Kris Kristofferson, Jesse L. Martin, Judd Lormand, Chloe Bailey, Cait Johnson, Dixie Light, Valencia Barnes, Maurice Johnson, Dexter Darden and Steve Warren from writer and director Todd Graff.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Joyful Noise” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
The movie poster for “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah.
Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Here is the synopsis for “Joyful Noise”:

Oscar nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in “Joyful Noise”: a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.

The small town of Pacashau, Ga. has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Sacred Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart.

Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried and true translates to tired and old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer).

The sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they and their choir may make the most joyful noise of all.

The movie trailer for “Joyful Noise” can be watched now below.

To win your free advance-screening movie tickets, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What’s your best memory that’s tied with a song?

This Hookup is simple! Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Joyful Noise” Hookup. Good luck!

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Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since advance screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before the screening’s scheduled start time. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2011 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

marym830's picture

What’s your best memory that’s tied with a song?

Pens929's picture

Joyful noise

Sound of music and the holidays with my family

Ms Webb's picture

Best Memory w/a Song

Falling in love and slow-dancing the night away.

DaveTheBatMan's picture

Ave Maria, because it was from my mother's funeral

nuf said: Ave Maria, because it was from my mother’s funeral

yoliflores's picture

Lady in my Life, Michael

Lady in my Life, Michael Jackson, my cotillion

Russell Love's picture


I was in 8th grade when I met a girl that I knew would be in my life forever. After knowing her for two weeks, I got an invite to her Bat Mitzvah. At the after party, we all circled around for a snowball dance and “You Got It Bad” by Usher came on. I sat as the girl went around the circle for what seemed like the whole song. To my surprise she picked me as her first dance as a Jewish woman. Ever since then, I’ve been proud to call that girl my best friend.

lilypadnel's picture

memory from a song

Too many to count…i associate most memories and people in my life with music!

cybertsiren's picture

I attended my first opera at

I attended my first opera at three: Madame Butterfly. It changed my life.

Veronica's picture


Jingle bell rock always reminds me of a winter dance we had in grammar school ” a long time ago ” the teacher made us dance in a ho’ down style and my partner and I were not facing each other but were back to back and smashed our heads together and laughed our pain away. To this day I can’t hear that song without having myself a great laugh at my own expense

crystala's picture

Best Memory Tied to a Song

Luther Vandross - “Dance with my Father”

This is the only song that has the most profound impact on me. My Dad used to dance with my Mom and my siblings and I.

I felt like Luther Vandross wrote this song just for me.

I get emotional every time I hear it and I’m not the most emotional person.

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