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Catch a free movie in Mokena

Over 350 people attended MokenCommunity Park District free movie park June. Thwas 'Frozen' singalong. On July 25 'DolphTale' will show.

Over 350 people attended the Mokena Community Park District free movie in the park in June. That was the "Frozen" singalong. On July 25, "Dolphin Tale" will show. | Photos provided.

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Updated: August 12, 2014 6:38AM



Bring a blanket and watch a free movie under the stars.

The Mokena Community Park District will be showing “Dolphin Tale” on July 25 at Main Park.

“We have been offering the free movie in the park for over 30 years,” said Erin Cortilet, the recreation supervisor.

Movies begin at dusk about 8:45 p.m. The district offers three movies a year. During the summer, they are the last Fridays of June and July. Then, in April, there is an indoor showing called “Halfway to Halloween,” she said.

The district has existed for more than 50 years, during most of which it has shown a free movie, she said. The district asks for input from the community to decide what to show. People have voted and given feedback on Facebook, she said.

Typically, the district chooses a new release, a Disney movie and an “oldie but goodie,” Cortilet said.

“There is no better way to see a move than under the stars,” she said.

Last month, the “Frozen” singalong had the largest attendance of any single park district event. Over 350 people came to Main Park, 10925 La Porte Road, to see it.

“Dolphin Tale” stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman. It is inspired by a true story about a dolphin that injured its tail and needs a prosthetic to survive. Rated PG, it is “an inspiring story of the bond between animals and humans,” according to the movie website.

The sponsors are World Hyundai Matteson, Meijer and Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete. For more information, visit www.moke
napark.com.



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