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Kid’s Film Festival provides summer entertainment

Published 12:00 am 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.

Derrick Devote Jr., 5, reaches for a refreshment Wednesday morning before going to watch Free Birds during the Wilcox Cinema Summers Kids Film Festival at the Vicksburg Mall.
Derrick Devote Jr., 5, reaches for a refreshment Wednesday morning before going to watch Free Birds during the Wilcox Cinema Summers Kids Film Festival at the Vicksburg Mall.

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”

Movie-goers watch Free Birds Wednesday morning during the Wilcox Cinema Summers Kids Film Festival at the Vicksburg Mall.
Movie-goers watch Free Birds Wednesday morning during the Wilcox Cinema Summers Kids Film Festival at the Vicksburg Mall.

The Schedule

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