Make us your home page
Instagram

Movie in the Park returns to Tom Varn Park on Saturday

Catch Hotel Transylvania Saturday night in Tom Varn Park.

Sony Pictures Animation

Catch Hotel Transylvania Saturday night in Tom Varn Park.

BROOKSVILLE — Families with young children in tow, carrying blankets, chairs and small coolers for a day at the park.

For some, that image conjures up a simpler time. A time when communities could gather for fun — without spending a lot of money or taking a long trip.

Families can experience that pleasure Saturday when the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Movie in the Park event at Tom Varn Park.

"It's wonderful to see the people walking into the park," said parks and recreation director Mike Walker, "especially families with young children."

The free event, held in conjunction with the nonprofit group Friends of the Children, took a hiatus during the holidays and the cooler months. In addition to Saturday's movie, Walker said funding has been approved for two more events that will be held in the coming months.

Movies in the Park has drawn crowds of about 300 families, Walker said.

A large screen will be set up on the front softball field, down the right field foul line. There will be concessions, with kettle corn, snow cones, hot dogs and drinks available.

Showing will be the animated film Hotel Transylvania, rated PG, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and a number of Sandler's friends and former Saturday Night Live cast members, including Molly Shannon, David Spade and John Lovitz.

The story should entertain all ages. Dracula builds a resort where he can raise his daughter in a safe environment, free of humans. That is, until a human boy unwittingly discovers the resort and becomes smitten with the count's teenage offspring.

Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs, sit in the grass and watch the film, which will begin about dusk.

"It's exciting to be able to offer this," Walker said. "These big community family events can make a positive impact."

>>IF YOU GO

Movie in the Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville

Cost: Free; food and refreshments available for purchase

Information: Call (352) 540-3835

Movie in the Park returns to Tom Varn Park on Saturday 03/14/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. As Faith Hill and Tim McGraw come to Tampa, here's why their love fascinates and endures

    Music & Concerts

    I couldn't tell you if any of this made it to air, though, because I didn't see it on TV. I was standing a few feet away, watching Hill and McGraw cuddle live.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  Faith Hill (L) and Tim McGraw perform onstage during the “Soul2Soul” World Tour at Staples Center on July 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  2. From the food editor: Five things I'm enjoying in the food world right now

    Cooking

    Sometimes your notebook is scribbled with little thoughts here and there, things you come across in the food world and want to share but aren't sure how or when. Well, folks, I need to get some of this off my chest. Here is a somewhat random collection of culinary things I am really enjoying right now:

    Espresso Sea Salt Cookie Sandwiches with a cooked buttercream frosting, from St. Petersburg home bakery Wandering Whisk Bakeshop. Photo by Jennifer Jacobs.
  3. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins: Yacht rock paradise at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

    Music & Concerts

    Frosty wine coolers and a misty sunset sea breeze. White linen pants and a tilted captain's hat. Coconut milk and an awful lot of rum.

    Kenny Loggins performs during Little Kids Rock Benefit 2016 at Capitale on October 5, 2016 in New York City.
  4. New podcast: Songs for an '80s Halloween playlist

    Blogs

    It has to start with Thriller, right? No spooky song playlist from the '80s omits the Michael Jackson classic. Well, our list doesn't. (Though we do give Thriller its due.) Instead, this week's podcast aims for picking some more unusual tunes. (Okay, and a few obvious ones too.) 

  5. We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate 'space things' like 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek'

    Events

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a habit out of visiting Tampa.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 19. [Patrick Eccelsine/FOX]