Gordon County has partnered with local sponsors to bring a fun family option to the county for local families and residents of all ages.
This Saturday, locals can enjoy the kid-friendly movie “Rio” at the Sonoraville Recreation Complex.
“The county hasn’t had a movie night in about a year or two due to budget constraints,” said Randy Dowling, County administrator.
“This upcoming movie has many sponsors, only a tiny amount is funded by Gordon County,” he stressed, however. Xfinity, Gordon Hospital, Reelz Channel and Gordon County will also sponsor the event.
Admission and parking is free, and the movie will start at sunset on a 45-foot screen. Pre-movie events begin at 5 p.m.
The event will have inflatable toys along with a fire truck and concessions available for purchase before the movie, said Dowling.
“It’s a big social event too … hopefully people will attend and have a good time,” said Dowling.
Dowling advises bringing a lawn chair or blanket for the movie and to get there early for a good seat.
“It’s another county service provided to its citizens for free. This is what government tries to do,” said Dowling.
“Rio” is an animation feature set to entertain an audience of all ages. The comedy-adventure takes place in Rio de Janeiro and is centered on a rare macaw named Blu. Blu thinks he is the last of his kind until he discovers another rare macaw named Jewel. He then sets out to Rio to meet Jewel where they embark on adventure that test their courage and teaches them about friendship.
The next community movie event will be Oct. 22, according to Dowling and completely sponsored by Santek. For more information call 706-602-4435.