Last updated: February 24. 2014 12:36PM - 487 Views
By Kevin Boozer kboozer@civitasmedia.com

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NEWBERRY — Friday night our popcorn panelists were at it again as the City of Newberry hosted its second movie of the winter Family Movie Night series.

The children and adults watched Free Birds, an animated comedy about turkeys working together to get themselves off of the Thanksgiving menu by traveling back to the very first Thanksgiving.

They rated the movie using popcorn instead of stars since First Baptist Church of Newberry and Hardee’s donated popcorn and drink to the event.

The scale is one kernel for a dud and up to five kernels for an excellent movie.

Evelyn Sheppard gave the movie five kernels.

Evelyn said: “My favorite part was when Reggie asked if this must be turkey heaven.” She enjoyed the humor and the plot.

Cashia Gauci said her favorite part was when the turkeys went back in time in a time machine named Steve. Cashia also gave the movie five kernels.

Elsie Sheppard liked the time machine, too, but not as much as her sister. She gave the movie four kernels and said she enjoyed coming back to the Newberry Opera House where she had danced lots of times before.

Kamora Good gave Free Birds five kernels and said her favorite part of the movie was when the chickens got stuck in a hole.

Her sister, Alivia Good, gave it five kernels and said she liked it when “one of the chickens smacked the other chickens and I really liked it when the baby chicken popped out of the egg.”

Family friend Phyllis Suber invited the children and she said they had a great time.

“The city needs to have more of these children’s movies,” Suber said. “The children have fun with the experience even if they have seen the movie before.”

Not all viewers praised the movie so much, though.

Aileen Breeze Martinez gave it three kernels.

But Andy Martinez and Aaron Martinez both gave it five kernels.

It was the first time those three children had seen the movie but they liked the NOH venue so much when they came for Man of Steel that they decided to put this one on their schedule, too.

Carlicia Davidson gave it 4.5 kernels and said she liked the blind turkey and the elder turkey best of all. This was her first time seeing the movie though she and her family watched several movies at NOH last year.

Augie Preston gave the movie five kernels and said he was watching it for the first time. He liked coming to NOH for The Wizard of Oz.

The final movie night of the winter series is March 21 at 7 p.m.

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