Family Movie Night returns to Palmdale Amphitheater this Friday

Toy Story imagePALMDALE – “Toy Story” ushers in the return of the popular “Family Movie Nights” to the Palmdale Amphitheater this coming Friday (July 26).

The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Families will be allowed to bring picnic dinners and non-alcoholic beverages to Family Movie Nights. Tickets are $2, with kids 12 and under admitted free.

“We’re thrilled to bring back movie night by popular demand,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagaliaro. “We’ll be showing four kid-friendly films, starting with ‘Toy Story,’ that will provide a great opportunity for families and friends to spend some quality time together.”

The star of the “Toy Story” is Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy belonging to a wide-eyed boy named Andy. Whenever Andy’s out of the room, Woody revels in his status as the boy’s number one toy. His supremacy is challenged by a high-tech, space-ranger action figure named Buzz Lightyear, who, unlike Woody and his pals, believes that he is real and not merely a toy. The rivalry between Woody and Buzz hilariously intensifies during the first half of the film, but when the well-being of Andy’s toys is threatened by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid — whose idea of fun is feeding stuffed dolls to his snarling dog and reconstructing his own toys into hideous mutants — Woody and Buzz join forces to save the day.

“Toy Story” was the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. Director John Lasseter earned a special achievement Academy Award, while Randy Newman landed an Oscar nomination for his score. It is rated G.

The three other movies will be: The Hunger Games, Friday, August 2; How to Train Your Dragon, Friday August 9; and The Avengers, Friday, August 16.

“At each movie, we’ll host a ‘Care with Cans’ Food Drive,” said Pagliaro.  “For each canned food item you donate, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes. The Food Drive will benefit the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES).”

Waste Management will also collect gently-used clothing at “Family Movie Nights” to benefit SAVES.

Sponsors of Family Movie Nights are the Antelope Valley Mall, High Desert Medical Group, Valleywide Dental and Waste Management.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)

  2 comments for “Family Movie Night returns to Palmdale Amphitheater this Friday

  1. Mike Stanley
    July 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Please tell me how Hunger games is appropriate for a family movie??This is a violent and tasteless movie.

    • Memememe
      July 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

      I think it would be more appropriate for a young adult who has read the book. I find that when people haven’t read the series they find the movie very offensive.

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