NEWBERRY — Aveleigh Presbyterian Church reached out to the community Friday night to host the final winter movie night for the year.
The movie Frozen could not be shown at the Newberry Opera House due to Disney contractual obligations.
The change of venue did little to quell the enthusiasm of the crowd as a few hundred people watched the story and sang along to its music.
Layla Gomez gave the movie five kernels on our popcorn scale. Overall the popcorn panelists scored the movie highly.
Gomez’s favorite part of the movie was Olaf the snow man. This was her first time seeing Frozen.
Joselin Gomez had never been to a movie night before but she said she loved the flick. She also gave it five kernels on a scale of one to five with five being excellent and one being not so excellent.
Landen Ward did one better, giving the movie six kernels. His favorite part of the movie was when Olaf the snow man had a nose made from a carrot.
That was the same favorite spot of his brother, Kelton Ward, who also gave it five kernels.
Madison Coates said she liked the singing the best and she also gave the film five kernels.
Brandon Sosa and Selina Sosa both said they liked the snowman the best of all the characters. Both Bradon and Selina gave the film five kernels.
Evan Sosa liked the snow and winter theme but he felt like the movie only rated four kernels.
Carlita Davidson loved it when Elsa struck out on her own and sang “So Let it Be” as she created an ice castle in the mountains. She gave it five kernels.
Jamese Bates watched the movie for the first time and he gave it high marks, giving it five kernels. He, like many youth, liked the talking snowman the best.
Everette Setzler liked it when the frozen snowman sneezed his head off. He and his father, Justin Setzler, enjoyed the family movie night and decided to give the movie four and a half kernels.
Jorja McGee like the part about the snowman having a little tiny carrot nose (that gets stretched into a longer nose) best. She gave it five kernels.
Kayleigh-Jane Zwart had seen the movie and even owned a copy. She gave it five kernels as did her friend Elizabeth Sligh.
Sligh’s favorite part was when Elsa built the ice castle.
Keri Beth Zwart also gave the movie five stars and said she liked the snowman best.
Sarah Bedenbaugh had seen the movie before and gave it five kernels. She, too, liked when Elsie builds her ice castle as her favorite scene.
Bedenbaugh had attended other movie nights and said she liked getting out and having fun with free popcorn and soda at intermission.
Aliyah Bright, Brianna Bedgood and Sierra Livingston all gave the movie five kernels. Bright liked it best when the princess found carrots. Bedgood liked Elsa’s singing best, and Livingston loved watching the ice princess.
The film rated 74.5 of a possible 75 kernels — quite the hit among Newberrians.
Newberry Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt was pleased with the turnout and appreciated the volunteers’ help to make the final movie night of the winter a success.