Kid’s Film Festival provides summer entertainmentPublished 12:00am Sunday, June 29, 2014
With all of the available and competing children’s summer activities, it is hard for an adult to choose one that is not only fun, but also inexpensive.
Wilcox Theaters is once again appealing to families with their “Wilcox Summer Kids Film Festival.” It is a 10-week program that happens Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week at 10 a.m. There is a new children’s movie shown each week. Admission costs $4 per child and includes a small drink and popcorn.
The theater averages between 75 and 100 kids per week, but it largely relies on the support of local daycares.
Though it doesn’t bring profit to the theater, theater owner David Wilcox said he still enjoys hosting it. Last week was their busiest with The Lego Movie showing.
“Where else can you get 2 hours of entertainment for $4,” Wilcox said.
Wilcox said a movie makes for a good family getaway from the normal summer activities.
“The festival is also good family time with many grandparents bringing their grand kids, and fathers bring the neighborhood kids. It’s a nice way to get away as a group”
May 27-29 Epic
June 3-5 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
June 10-12 Lego Movie
June 17-19 Rio
June 24-26 Free Birds
July 1-3 Turbo
July 8-10 The Lorax
July 15-17 Despicable Me
July 22-24 Despicable Me 2
July 29-31 The Croods