Organizers tout spring movie series

By: By Katelin Gandee - Staff reporter

LAURINBURG — Scotland County Parks and Recreation will be bringing its three-movie series back in the fall.

Parks and Recreation wrapped up its spring movie series this past Saturday with a showing of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the 2017 remake of the 1995 film, “Jumanji,” which stared the late Robin Williams.

More than 50 people attended the final spring movie, which sealed the deal for the department to have a fall series, said Cody Suggs, assistant athletics director for Parks and Recreation.

“This last movie really made it a success and everyone was wanting to know when the next movie would be,” he said.

The spring series began in April in conjunction with SpringFest. The first showing was “A Dog’s Purpose,” followed by a showing of the 1973 classic “The Sting” in May. “A Dog’s Purpose” brought in more than 50 people, but the number dwindled in May.

“It was during the Memorial Day weekend so we knew it would have a low attendance,” Suggs said. “But we still wanted to have it as something for people who were still in town, for something to do.”

The fall series will start in September and will remain in the Art Garden behind the A.B. Gibson Center. People will still need to bring their own chairs and blankets. However, there will be more of a theme to the movies in the fall series.

With football season in full swing in September, the first fall movie, on Sept. 15 will be the sports classic “Remember the Titans,” starring Denzel Washington. The recent Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” will be shown on Sept. 29.

There will be two movies in October with Halloween themes. The first will be the 1993 Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus,” staring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker on Oct. 13. The 2017 remake of Stephen King’s “It” will follow on Oct. 27. Parents should note that “It” is a rated R movie and may not be appropriate for all ages.

“Remember the Titans” and “Hocus Pocus” are both rated PG, while “Black Panther” is rated PG-13.

“It’s a free event and concessions are all a dollar, but we don’t deter people from bringing their dinner out,” Suggs said. “We just want to stress that it’s a fun event and to have people come out and enjoy it.”

By Katelin Gandee

Staff reporter

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171.

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171.