UP Announces Dive-in Movie Schedule

Why watch a movie at home when you can watch one from a pool? Here are three flicks you can watch while you cool down at Holmes Aquatic Center:

July 20: Finding Nemo (aquatically appropriate, no?)

August 3: Free Willy (I’m sensing a theme here …)

August 24: The Sandlot (OK. Nothing aquatic there.)

Doors open at 8:45 p.m., and the movies start at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free, but kids under 13 must have an adult with them. Lifeguards are on duty, and the snack bar is open. Jump in!

By Sarah Bennett Jul. 15, 2013 | 10:28 am | 5 Comments | Comments RSS
5 comments to "UP Announces Dive-in Movie Schedule"
  1. M @ July 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    Are these well-attended? I understand why they need to go the G-rated route, but doesn’t the time of the movie suggest an older audience? Maybe the parents of the G-rated crowd just endure the envitable next day crankiness like sleepovers? Or maybe the teens don’t pay much attention to the movie? Just curious.

  2. R @ July 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    Either you’re being sarcastic or you need to rewatch Sandlot.

  3. anon @ July 16, 2013 at 9:04 am
    @M, yes, they are well-attended, but not overly so. The outdoor screen is set up in a corner (near the lap lane). Most of the kids (ages 8-13 or so) hang out in the water, usually on floats of some sort. They congregate up to that shallow corner like a flotilla. Huge floats aren’t allowed, as it is a safety risk. Parents are 20% or so in the pool, but mostly hang out reading their ipad/Nook/Kindle/book, checking cell phones, or catching up on their daily lives with each other. You’ll see a lot of Dads hanging out, giving the Moms some peace and quality time at home. For the kids, it’s more about “hanging in a pool while a movie is playing”. It really doesn’t matter what the movie is. It’s more of a social-oriented fun, family event than going and focusing on the movie plot.

  4. A. B. @ July 16, 2013 at 9:47 am
    Yes, they are usually well-attended. But if you want to suggest a triple bill of Porky’s 1, 2, and 3 I’m sure the City Council will be all ears.

  5. Sarah Bennett @ July 16, 2013 at 11:28 am
    @R – You’re right, the faux drowning scene has now resurfaced in my memory. But I still associate The Sandlot with baseball first. You’re killin’ me, smalls!

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