The ‘drive-in movie theater’ experience came to downtown Havana last Saturday, with 50-60 people (most under the age of 12) showing up to the Havana Community Center for the first ever Havana Main Street Family Movie Night.
Originally planned for April, the first movie night was originally rescheduled due to inclement weather and April showers – but the movie night finally made its way to the big screen on Saturday, May 22, with a special outdoor showing of Disney-Pixar’s Cars.
In addition to the movie, young moviegoers were able to enjoy a cars-themed craft session as they turned a cardboard box into their very own vehicle (which they got to sit in while enjoying the free movie and popcorn).
Curtis Cain of Salem United Methodist Church provided balloon animals, and Felix Amaya, a fireman with the Havana Volunteer Fire Department, stopped in to give kids a tour of a fire truck and teach a lesson on fire safety.
There was also a photo opportunity for the whole family with a red-carpet photo booth.
“A good time was had by all,” reports the event sponsor, Pat Dudley-Gregory, whose business, Bodywork and Bach assisted Havana Main Street with the movie night.
The intention of the event, Dudley-Gregory says, was to bring young Havana families together to learn a bit about Havana Main Street, their neighbors, and have some fun at the movies.
For more information about Havana Main Street’s programs, volunteer opportunities, and membership packages, visit havanamainstreet.com or call (850) 755-2999.
Ashley Hunter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Havana Main Street