‘Movies in the Park’ to begin Friday

Published 11:08 pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thorsby’s annual Movies in the Park will begin Friday with “Jumping For Joy.”

A film will be shown on a large screen in the town’s Richard Wood Park every Friday through July 25, except June 27 (because of the Chilton County Peach Festival) and July 4 (because of the town’s annual July Fourth celebration).

The movies will begin at dark, about 6:30 or 7 p.m.

The movies are free to anyone who would like to come watch. Lee Gunn, chief of the Thorsby Fire Department, which organizes the events, encouraged attendees to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.

Gunn said 150-200 people usually come out for each movie. Movies in the Park began with a lineup of all animated films.

Last year, organizers worked in some non-animated films, but Gunn said attendance was best for the animated movies, so this year’s lineup will see a return to all animated movies.

“Whatever they want is what we’ll show,” Gunn said. “We just want people to come out.”

All movies planned are rated G or PG.

This week’s movie is sponsored by Thorsby First Baptist Church.

The full lineup includes:

•May 30: Frozen (sponsored by Ellison Memorial Funeral Home)

•June 6: The Retrievers (sponsored by state Sen. Cam Ward)

•June 13: Safe Harbor (sponsored by Peoples Southern Bank)

•June 20: Short Track (sponsored by Clanton Family Dentistry)

•July 11: A Turtle’s Tale (sponsored by Pates Chapel Baptist Church)

•July 18: Gift of Love (sponsored by the town of Thorsby)

•July 25: Super Buddies (sponsored by Probate Judge Bobby Martin)