Free Family Movie Series in Knightdale Starts on August 26

The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.

As you’re packing up your blanket and lawn chairs, and rounding up friends/family, a crew is setting up an inflatable screen and preparing the concession stand. A PTA group is organizing the concession stand. Parks and Rec are getting things ready. The result is that when you arrive at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater, you can find a spot and prepare for the movie to roll.

The Town of Knightdale’s outdoor movie series is starting up for the Fall.  Working with Traveling Screens, a company specializing in portable theater equipment, Knightdale’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs department is hosting four “Fall into the Future Series” outdoor movies. The series is set to being with a showing of Avatar on August 26, 2016.

Fall into the Future Series Dates:

  • Avatar — PG-13 — August 26, 2016
  • EPIC — PG — September 16, 2016
  • Planet of the Apes (1968) — G — September  23, 2016
  • Big — PG — October 7, 2016

Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater is located at 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale NC.

Note that for the opening on August 26, there will be a school supplies collection. To donate supplies, bring them with you when you come to see Avatar. Collected school supplies will be handed out during the September 10, 2016, K-Fest. (See more about K-Fest here.)

According to Megan Thornton, Recreation Program Supervisor:

“In past seasons, we’ve had over 1,500 attendees each evening as part of the Movie Night Series at Knightdale Station Park.”

For each movie night, PTA groups from local elementary schools will be running the amphitheater’s concession stand. Several schools are taking turns manning the stand and raising funds — proceeds go to each school’s PTA for the evening that their crew works.

The Cub Scouts from Pack 365 will be volunteering at the Movie Night Series.

All movies in the Town of Knightdale’s Fall Movie Series are free and open to the public. Movies begin a dusk, but “doors” are open at 5:30pm for the Fall. Come find a spot, have a snack, and enjoy the fruits of all the behind-the-scenes labor.

And as you’re heading out the door, don’t forget to grab a blanket and/or a folding chair for your comfort during the film. Fall evenings may be cool, so plan accordingly.

 

Evening crowd settled in to watch a movie in Knightdale NC. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.
Evening crowd settled in to watch a movie in Knightdale NC. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.

 

Businesses may sponsor the series. For more information, contact Megan Thornton.

The Town of Knightdale’s Fall movie information is online here. Or, check this Facebook page for updates from Knightdale Parks and Rec.

Knightdale NC is in Wake County, North Carolina, just East of Raleigh.

It takes lots of equipment to show an outdoor movie. Setup is done by Traveling Screens. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.
It takes lots of equipment to show an outdoor movie. Setup is done by Traveling Screens. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov.

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