Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2011

“Family Fun & Flix” includes a Classic Car Show Before the Movie, “Cars,” at Echo Lake Park, August 19

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal are happy to announce the next evening of “Family Fun and Flix” – the free summer outdoor entertainment and film series – will include a classic car show before the Golden Globe Award-winning animated feature film “Cars” on Friday evening, August 19, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

“Family Fun and Flix is a great way to enjoy a summer evening in one of Union County’s parks,” said Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon. “The movie begins at dusk, but come early to the park to enjoy a display of classic automobiles. 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 car show before the movie.”

Come to Echo Lake Park at 7:00 p.m. on August 19 and enjoy a classic car show by G-Wiz Auto Entertainment and the Garden State Chevelles before watching the 2006 Disney/Pixar family film, “Cars.” At dusk, sit back with your popcorn and enjoy a comedy-adventure about a young racecar on the fast track to success. When he takes an unexpected detour on dusty Route 66, he learns what he’s been missing in his high-octane life. “Cars” features the voices of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, George Carlin, Mario Andretti, the Tappet Brothers, and many others.

The next evening of Family Fun and Flix will be Friday, September 9 at Warinanco Park in Roselle/Elizabeth, co-sponsored by OneMain Financial. Enjoy a fun fishy craft project at 7:00 p.m. and free popcorn before the animated Disney/Pixar comedy-adventure, “Finding Nemo.”

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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