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Family Fun & Flix in Warinanco Park kicks Off Tuesday, July 12 with showing of Minions

Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, begins Tuesday, July 12 with the presentation of “Minions” at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle.  This year’s Family Fun & Flix series is being sponsored by Investors Bank.

As part of the evening’s events, UC Get Fit, a health initiative of the Union County Freeholder Board, will offer fitness fun for kids before the movie, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Kid’s Crossfit presented by Crossfit Veracity of Summit will sponsor the pre movie activities.

Minions is a 2015 animated family comedy file produced by Universal Pictures, with voices provided by Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan and is narrated by Geoffrey Rush. The film tells the story of a band of small yellow creatures who, after years of isolation, set out to find a new master to serve and end up involved in a plot to steal the Imperial State Crown from Queen Elizabeth II.

“Family Fun & Flix gives families the opportunity to visit our parks and enjoy a free movie and to also participate in activities that promote healthy habits for our children,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

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. Also the Good Humor Truck will be on site hosted by TG and Sons serving ice cream and snacks.

The following is a list of movies throughout the summer at Warinanco Park:
Tuesday, July 19, Hotel Transylvania 2
Tuesday, July 26, The Good Dinosaur
Tuesday, August 2, Zootopia (Part of the National Night Out program at Meisel Park in Springfield)
Tuesday, August 9, Inside Out

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; In case of weather related matters, you can call 908-558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. on the day of the show.