Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will kick off the 2015 schedule with the showing of “Box Trolls” on Tuesday evening, July 14 at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle. As part of the evening’s events, UC Fit Kids, a health initiative of the Union County Freeholder Board, will offer fitness fun for children before the movie, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Box Trolls is an animated adventure comedy which tells the story of a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors. The boy attempts to save his friends from an evil exterminator. The movie is based on the children’s novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow.
“Family Fun & Flix, combined with UC Fit Kids, gives families an opportunity to enjoy an entertaining evening in our parks while picking up some healthy living tips,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.
All movies will begin at dusk, with everyone encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn. There will also be bleacher seats available.
The complete schedule for this summer’s Family Fun and Flix is as follows:
- Tuesday, July 14 at Warinanco Park: Box Trolls.
- Tuesday, July 21 at Warinanco Park: Dolphin Tale 2 (Sponsored by Investors Bank).
- Tuesday, July 28 at Warinanco Park: Big Hero 6.
- Tuesday, August 4 at Meisel Park, Springfield (National Night Out): Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
- Tuesday, August 11 at Warinanco Park: Annie (Sponsored by Investors Bank).
All movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website; www.ucnj.org. In case of weather related matters, you can call 908-558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. on the day of the show.