Movies in the Park returns to Gyro next weekend

A free family event at Gyro Park on Sept. 19 will present a double feature showing of The Lego Movie, followed by The Princess Bride.

A free family event at Gyro Park on Sept. 19 will present a double feature showing of The Lego Movie, followed by The Princess Bride.

The Valley First Community Arts Centre Movies in the Park is hosted by the Penmar Community Arts Society and Downtown Penticton Association. It features live entertainment, fun draws, and food and beverages.

In addition to a 50/50 draw there will be a raffle for three VIP packages, with winners enjoying premium seating with outdoor furniture provided by Home Hardware. Each experience will include a bottle of wine from Perseus Winery and a different community business sponsor (Burger 55, Brodo and Melt Mineral Spa). Showtime kicks off at 7 p.m.

The last film, Frozen, screened on Sept. 5 in Gyro Park entertained a crowd of about 1,600 people.

“People of all ages were singing and clapping throughout the entire movie and the feedback was tremendous. All the hard work the volunteers put into this event was worth it when we see the community support and spirit so enthusiastically displayed,” said Tarik Sayeed, board member of the Penmar Community Arts Society.

The Penmar arts society is a regional initiative with a mandate to give back to the arts community in the region, including donations towards the reconstruction of the Valley First Community Arts Centre (former Penmar theatre). Anyone interested in becoming a member of the society or would like to make a donation is asked to visit www.penmar.ca or call 250-488-9259.

All memberships purchased before Oct. 1 will be entered in a draw for two tickets to the centre’s opening night in early 2015.