Movie in the Park is Saturday

By Andrew Wigger -

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The town of Little Mountain will hold its rescheduled Movie in the Park at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 22 just in time for Halloween with a showing of Hotel Transylvania 2, through Southern Outdoor Cinema.

In Hotel Transylvania 2, Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

The town was going to show Zootopia at the end of summer, but bad weather caused the movie night to be cancelled.

“We ended up a date so close to Halloween we thought a Halloween movie would be fun. Also Chapin and Newberry have recently shown Zootopia at their town’s movie series,” said Mayor Jana Jayroe.

Before the movie, Michael Tolbert’s documentary Wood: A Family Affair will be screened.

Jayroe said children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.

The weather forecast for Saturday shows some rain in the morning, but clearing up in the afternoon with temperatures in the 60s by the time of the movie.

“We recommend people bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. There is no alcohol allowed,” Jayroe said.

The town will give out free popcorn and water, and sell bags of potato chips for 25 cents and soft drinks for 50 cents. Sponsors are GR Shealy’s Citigo, Little Mountain Unlimited, Transfer Point Dietary Supplement Co, Mike Remion Forestry Service and Travis Goodman of Thrivent Financial.

Jayroe hopes there will be a bigger crowd because it is being held on Saturday, rather than the traditional Friday.

If this Movie in the Park is a success, Jayroe said Little Mountain might rethink what time of year they hold the Movie in the Park series.

“Especially since this past summer was so very hot, we will have to review our crowd numbers and think it over,” Jayroe said.

By Andrew Wigger

Reach Andrew Wigger at 803-276-0625 ext. 1867 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Andrew Wigger at 803-276-0625 ext. 1867 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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