Film fans get wild at Zoovie night
Posted 6/25/2012 11:18:00 AM
Sure your local Cineplex has stadium seating, Dolby surround sound and that famous butter-flavored popcorn – but does it have lions and tigers and bears?
Ok, so the lions and tigers and bears might be getting their beauty sleep during the Riverbanks Zoo’s ZOOvie nights
, but there’s no denying that the zoo offers an exciting backdrop for this summer film series.
I have so many friends with kids who say that they haven’t seen a movie on the big screen since the Clinton administration. If this sounds familiar, this is a great chance for you and the family to enjoy a movie together. Sure, the films being shown are still for kids, but with your kids happily flopping on a picnic blanket, you and your hubby can relax and enjoy a movie and a beautiful S.C. summer night with minimal shushing.
ZOOvie nights are all new this summer. On June 29 and July 6, 13 and 27, family-friendly films will be shown at Riverbanks’ Palmetto Plaza. The gates will open at 7 p.m. and the films will start at dusk. Admission is just $5.
Again, most of the animals will be asleep during these wild movie nights, but there’s still plenty to do at the park. The carousel will be spinning each evening. If you haven’t been, the zoo’s carousel is really special. Instead of ponies, the merry-go-round consists exclusively of endangered species. The Spots n’ Stripes Railroad and the Wild Adventures Climbing Wall also will be open. These attractions will shut down at 8:30 – just about the time that it gets dark enough to see the movie.
The schedule of films includes appropriately animal-themed favorites like “Zookeeper,” “Puss in Boots,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.” For schedule updates and weather cancellations visit the zoo’s facebook page
You won’t miss the movie popcorn; concessions stands will be open if you need a snack.