The penguins of Newport are heading to the red carpet to welcome the "Penguins of Madagascar" to northern Kentucky next week.
The Newport Aquarium's African penguins will walk the red carpet at the 2:15 p.m. EST Nov. 26 showing of the film at AMC Theatres at Newport on the Levee. Moviegoers will get an exclusive penguin encounter to celebrate the film's opening.
The aquarium announced Wednesday it has entered a partnership with the theatre to sell combo tickets including admission to the aquarium and the film.
The aquarium's Kroger Penguin Palooza has five species of penguin: king, chinstrap, Gentoo, macaroni and rockhopper. The African penguins are on exhibit in the aquarium's Penguin House. The birds can be visited with the addition of a Penguin Encounter to the admission ticket.