Sunday is movie day in Connellsville
It's movie day in Connellsville on Sunday.
The Connellsville Recreation Board will present “Gnomeo and Juliet” at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Edwin S. Porter Theater at the Connellsville Area Community Center. The event is free.
“Gnomeo and Juliet” is an animated movie that the entire family will enjoy, said Melissa Tzan, board president.
“It's a love story between gnomes so we thought it would be cute for valentines,” said Tzan.
The stars of the movie are James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Maggie Smith.
The story opens as the neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voice of McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.
There are plastic pink flamingos and lawn mower races in the mix.
The story was written by Walt Disney Pictures.
Tzan said the recreation board is planning on presenting one movie a month during the winter. The next movie, “Sister Act,” will be presented at 1 p.m. March 10 at the theater in the community center.
“Sister Act” is a family comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg.
“We want everybody to attend this free event at the beautiful Porter Theater. These Sunday matinees are a great way to spend the afternoon with your children without having to travel far or spend a lot of cash. We thank the Connellsville Catholic Community for their sponsorship,” said Tzan.
“I am glad that our community could sponsor this wholesome family fare. As shepherd of this flock I believe it is vital that we reach out and support the greater Connellsville community,” said the Rev. Bob Lubic, pastor of Connellsville's three Catholic churches — St. Rita, Immaculate Conception and St. John the Evangelist.
Greg Lincoln, member of the recreation board, said “The Sand Lot” will be show at 1 p.m. April 14.
“We have to thank the Partner Parishes of Immaculate Conception, St. Rita and St. John the Evangelist for sponsoring our movies at the Porter Theater. We hope that the community comes out to the movies. They are free to attend,” said Lincoln.
Tzan said when summer comes the board would like to show two free movies a month at East Park.
The city's recreation department/board have also begun to plan for the summer playground programs, said Tzan.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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