Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2011

“Family Fun & Flix” at Warinanco Park Includes Basketball Fun and the Movie, “Space Jam,” July 19

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal are happy to announce the next evening of “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer outdoor entertainment and film series – will feature the movie “Space Jam” on Tuesday, July 19, in Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle.

“Family Fun and Flix begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy interesting preview activities at 7:30 p.m. that are fun for the whole family,” said Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon. “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn or save a seat in the bleachers – either way, the early birds are sure to like the preview activity before each movie.”

Come to Warinanco Park at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy some basketball fun and games before the movie on July 19. Then sit back and watch as Bugs Bunny teams up with Michael Jordan in the 1996 animated sports fantasy film, “Space Jam.” Bugs challenges a bunch of space aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they can remain on earth. If they lose, they’ll be exported to a boring planet to work in an alien amusement park.

The other dates and locations for this summer’s Family Fun and Flix are:

 

  • Tuesday, July 26 at Warinanco Park: see if you can Kung Fu your way to self defense before watching the original “Kung Fu Panda.”
  • Tuesday, August 2 at Meisel Park in Springfield: Take part in National Night Out, sponsored by PBA Local #73, before viewing “G-Force.”
  • Tuesday, August 9 at Meisel Park in Springfield: Make a fishy craft project before the showing of “Finding Nemo.”
  • Friday, August 19 at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside: Enjoy a classic car show by G-Wiz Auto Entertainment and the Garden State Chevelles before the animated adventure comedy, “Cars.”

All movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-527-4900. For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.

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