By Morgan Bryce
Opelika’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering families and their children inexpensive or free opportunities to spend a night at the movies during the month of July.
Admission is $5 per child to attend a 5:30 p.m. drive-in showing of the 2018 Disney movie “Small Foot” July 19 at the Opelika Sportsplex. Children will be able to construct their own cardboard vehicle where they can sit and watch the movie.
Rated PG, Small Foot’s protagonist is a Yeti named Migo who discovers that humans exist. Banned from his village because of his mythical-sounding story, he embarks on a magical journey to help prove his discovery and be allowed to come back home. The movie features an all-star cast of voice actors, including James Corden, Patricia Heaton, LeBron James and Channing Tatum.
The following Friday will mark the conclusion of the Summer Movie Series at Municipal Park. Attendance is free and there will be games and entertainment for children from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. when the showing of “Hook” begins.
Also rated PG, Hook chronicles Peter Pan’s return to Neverland to save his children from the grasp of old archenemy Captain Hook. During his absence, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys have pledged their allegiance to a new leader in Rufio. Will Pan receive help in his quest to save his children or have to go through the journey alone?
Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts and the beloved Robin Williams lend their talents to this live-action movie which was directed by decorated movie director Steven Spielberg.
For more information, call 334-705-5560. The Sportsplex is located at 1001 Andrews Road and Monkey Park at 700 5th Ave.