By Stacey Bomser
What better way to spend a Saturday night than watching movies under the stars with your family and friends. Weston’s popular Moonlight Movies in the Park series returns this month with seven fantastic, free, family-friendly films.
The season starts on October 14th at 8pm with Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. In this hilarious action adventure sequel, the Guardians find themselves facing a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. They must fight to keep their new-found family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. This film is rated PG-13.
In November, escape to the islands with Moana. In this animated Disney film, an adventurous teenager leaves the safety and security of her island for a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission. Together, they voyage across the ocean in an action-packed adventure. Along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she has always sought – her own identify. This film is rated PG. Showtime is at 7:30pm on November 4th.
The lovable Minions are back on December 9th for Despicable Me 3. In this animated adventure, Gru finds himself in a major identity crisis after he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to destroy the latest bad guy to threaten humanity. Gru discovers just how good it feels to be bad after a mysterious stranger informs him that he has a long-lost twin brother, who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps. Showtime is at 7:30pm. This film is rated PG.
In an effort to present new releases, the City of Weston has not yet selected its spring movie titles. However, mark your calendar now to save the dates for the January through April Moonlight Movies in the Park: January 20th, February 10th, March 3rd and April 14th. The titles will be announced as those dates get closer.
All movies are projected onto a giant inflatable screen at the Event Stage inside Weston Regional Park, next to the Weston Community Center. Moviegoers should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Coolers are permitted, but alcohol is not allowed in the park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information on the Moonlight Movies in the Park series call 954-389-4321 or check out the Calendar of Events at www.westonfl.org/events.