Aug. 7 event will feature free showing of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’
Fort Leonard Wood’s June outdoor movie proved to be such a success that, just like in Hollywood, organizers have planned a sequel.
The next Movie Night is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Baker Theater Auxiliary Parking Lot, this time featuring a free showing of the PG-rated “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
The event is being co-hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, who invite members of the Fort Leonard Wood community to bring their lawn chairs, camping chairs or blankets and set up in the parking lot for the outdoor viewing, at all times practicing social distancing. Attendees may bring their own snacks and beverages or purchase concessions from volunteers with the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members program.
“This movie will work the same as our June movie,” said LoraLee Neubeck with the FMWR Installation Wide Events Office.
“We appreciate the Exchange working with FMWR for this opportunity to provide Movie Night to the Fort Leonard Wood community,” Neubeck said. “FMWR, in partnership with the Exchange will be showing a movie in September, as well.”
Neubeck noted that the upcoming showing carries on a decade-long tradition previously known as the “Movie in the Park” series.
“Movie in the Park events have long been a family favorite on Fort Leonard Wood,” she said. “This is especially true for families with little ones. Having the movie outdoors allows for little ones to move around with very little distraction to others. Of course, the season being what it is, this year families have a limited number of entertainment options, and this is one way they can relax and enjoy an evening out.”
Released earlier this year, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” uses a combination of CGI animation and live-action to tell the story of the super-speedy hedgehog alien who finds himself pursued by an evil scientist. Based on the video-game series of the same name, this movie version stars Jim Carry and James Marsden, along with Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Neubeck noted that, also like the June event, the August Movie Night is not a drive-in movie. Attendees are encouraged to park in the lots surrounding the venue, including along Iowa Avenue, the Baker Theater main lot, the Rec Plex and the Post Chapel parking lots.
The event is free. No tickets or pre-registration are required. No pets are allowed on the grounds during the event.
For more information, visit FMWR online at https://leonardwood.armymwr.com and click on the event listing.