By Terri Lee Sylvester

UPDATE: Due to technical problems, the location for the benefit screening of Monsters University has changed. The new venue is the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. All scheduled activities are at the same time. Because of the smaller venue, tickets will be on sale only through the DIA until midnight on Sunday, May 19.

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Film Theatre inside the Detroit Institute of Arts will be hosting a special advance screening of the upcoming Disney-Pixar film “Monsters University.” And, it’s to benefit three local charities:

  • DAFT
  • Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
  • FDFT

In addition to having a chance to see the film before it’s released in theaters, attendees will also an opportunity to rub elbows with the film’s director, Dan Scanlon, a native of Clawson.

“Monsters University” is set to hit theaters 12 years after “Monsters, Inc.,” which was originally released on November 2, 2001. “Monsters, Inc.” was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Original Song: “If I Didn’t Have You.”

In “Monsters University,” Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable James P. “Sully” Sullivan. The film is rated G.

For more information and/or to purchase tickets to the May 29th pre-release screening of “Monsters University,” visit, or

See you at the movies!

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