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Family Fun & Flix in Warinanco Park kicks off Tuesday, July 17 with showing of Despicable Me 3

Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, begins Tuesday, July 17 with the presentation of “Despicable Me 3” at Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle. 

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.

Despicable Me 3 is a computer-animated action comedy film which premiered in June of 2017. The film is the fourth highest grossing animated film of all time. 

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

All movies will begin at dusk, with everyone encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn. Bleacher seating will also be available. Refreshments can be purchased from the Good Humor Truck, hosted by TG and Sons.

The following is a list of movies throughout the summer at Warinanco Park:

  • Tuesday, July 24, Peter Rabbit
  • Tuesday, July 31, Coco
  • Tuesday, August 7, Cars 3 (Part of the National Night Out program at Meisel Park in Springfield)
  • Tuesday, August 14, Wonder

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.