Friday, July 27, 2012

Free Movie in the Park to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012

Decatur Parks and Recreation will show Dolphin Tale at Point Mallard Park’s Spirit of America Pavilion

 Have a splashing good time at Point Mallard Park on Saturday, August 4, 2012 and enjoy the movie Dolphin Tale.   (PG, 113 minutes)  The movie stars Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson in a story based on true events.  Winter is a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap but is befriended by Sawyer, an introverted 11 year old who meets the dolphin at a marine rehabilitation center.  Sawyer rallies friends and family to save the dolphin by convincing a pioneering doctor to build a prosthetic tale that restores the dolphin’s ability to swim. The movie will be shown on at the Spirit of America Pavilion located behind the Spirit of America stage. 

All movies begin “at dark” and guests should bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.  The free “Movie in the Park” series is sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department.  Efforts are made to selectfamily-friendly or classic movies for audience viewing, however, parents are encouraged to review movies in advance for appropriateness to age, content and interests.

 Additional information on the movie can be obtained by contacting 256-341-4818 or visiting  In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be posted on the DPR website and on the DPR  and Decatur, Alabama Facebook pages.

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