See the stars beneath the stars
Visalia Parks & Recreation Dept. shows Movies in the Park and Dive-In Movies on Friday and Saturday nights June 29 to July 21
VISALIA– Come to the only place in town where the stars in the sky will be rivaled by those on the screen!
Visalia Parks and Recreation Department presents its free film series Movies In The Park and Dive-In Movies every Friday and Saturday night June 29 through July 21. Movies In the Park will be shown on a giant, inflatable screen at the promenade area of Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd., on Friday evenings. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair as well as a picnic dinner and snacks, but no alcohol is allowed. Movies will begin at dusk, when it is dark enough to view the screen.
Dive-In Movies will be shown on the north end of the gymnasium at Mt. Whitney High School, 900 S. Conyer St., following swim time from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school pool. Movies will be shown on Saturday evenings. Guests are again invited to food, snacks as well as lawn chairs, blankets, or anything that’s comfy to sit upon and enjoy the movie, but no alcohol.
This year’s movies feature young characters who must grow up to face their fears. In Disney’s The Lion King (1994), Simba is the heir to the animal kingdom but forsakes his responsibilities after feeling responsible for his father’s death. He meets up with two carefree friends to live out his life away from home until a friend from his past seeks him out and tries to convince him to return as his family, and his kingdom, are suffering in his absence. Simba must reconcile with his past or live with knowledge that more may loved ones are in danger. The movie will be shown on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder (2017) tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey to overcome his fears of being accepted will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. The movie will be shown on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7.
Before it became a first-player video game, Jumanji (1995) was a board game that brought the dangers of the jungle out of the game and into the real world. A young boy named Alan Parrish is bullied by others and chastised by his father, before being drawn to the tribal drum beat of a rustic board game. While playing with a young girl, Alan is sucked into the game were he is constantly alone and in danger until the game is started by two other children 26 years later. Alan and the children must face the now real dangers and finish the game to release Alan and themselves. The movies will be shown on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.
In Coco (2017), Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history and its ban on music. The movie will be show on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department by calling 559-713-4365 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.