So I just found out that the Imperial Theater downtown is hosting a free family movie series this summer on Saturday mornings! Head downtown for just the movie, or combine it with a trip to the Augusta Market at the River, the art museum, the history museum, Oglethorpe Park on Riverwalk, Book Tavern bookstore, and/or one of the many kid-friendly eateries in downtown Augusta and you’ve got yourself a weekend! (* View the category “Downtown Augusta” if you’re looking for more kid-friendly fun downtown!)
Here is the press release from the Imperial detailing the movie series:
READ IT LEARN IT AND WATCH IT:
A FREE SUMMER FAMILY FUN FILM SERIES
Contact: Danielle Maynard
AUGUSTA, GA. — The Imperial Theatre is pleased to present their “Free Summer Family Fun Film Series” consisting of six (6) popular, if not classic films; five of which with roots in a popular literary work. The Imperial Theatre’s goal with the series is to actively and intentionally make a connection with the books or the historical events upon which the films are based. The Imperial’s vision is that parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends and/or caregivers accompany the younger counterparts ranging in age from as young in some cases as 4 years old up to 14 years old, to the films (12 to 14 years old probably not so much J). The Imperial Theatre would like to promote cross-generational dialogue and learning with adults actively participating in the program. That involvement would help motivate the children to actively involve themselves by reading the associated literary works, when appropriate, prior to each film. Although most of the selections are family films, two (2) of the films, “Jumanji” and “James and the Giant Peach” may have more appeal to an older segment/age-group. Films which we feel may be geared more towards the older age group will be so noted in promotional materials. Following is a list of the films in the series:
Sat., 6/11 The Wizard of Oz
Sat., 6/18 Babe
Sat., 7/09 James and the Giant Peach
Sat., 7/16 Jumanji
Sat., 7/23 Balto
Sat., 7/30 The Muppet Movie
All films begin at 10AM on their respective dates.
The Read It Learn It Watch It Summer Family Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for the CSRA. We are also working with Communities in Schools which will promote the series in the educational community.
Tickets for the event are available on-line at imperialtheatre.com, by calling
706-722-8341 or at the box-office at 749 Broad Street. We are open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.