Wednesday evenings at Marin Country Mart throughout the summer are free family movie nights. There is free popcorn and movie night specials at El Huarache Loco and Rustic Bakery. And you never know when Three Twins Ice Cream might give out free scoops.
The first night’s movie was the colorful animate family movie, Rio. Families arrived early so kids could get front row seats in the little blue chairs set up in rows in front of the outdoor movie screen. Little ones had blankets, popcorn, drinks and were filled with lots of anticipation waiting for the movie to begin.
When the movie did begin many of the children grew silent. As a 3 year old boy was struggling to see the movie and standing on a bench to try and see the screen, his mother asked, “Do you want to go home?” He answered emphatically, “No!!” as he stretched his head high to catch a glimpse of colorful parrots singing in the rainforest.
Blankets covered the grassy area where families picnicked and children sat high atop the large log sculptures. Families greeted each other for this fun family community event. One 3 year old was heard saying, “I’m watching a movie!” Her excitement was heightened by all the children happily nearby.
So pack your blankets and kids and head over to Marin Country Mart, every Wednesday through August from 6 – 8 p.m., to enjoy these wonderful upcoming free family films during their Summer Movie Series:
June 20: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
June 27: Dolphin Tale
No Movie July 4th
July 11: Lion King
July 18: Bolt
July 25: Bee Movie
August 1: The Incredibles
August 8: Fantastic Mr. Fox
August 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
August 22: Tangled
Until next time, remember, it’s all “for the love of kids…”
In joy, Marilyn