Outdoor movies in Kennesaw

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The City of Kennesaw is offering a series of free outdoor movies in Swift-Cantrell Park beginning with a showing of “Elf” on July 25.

“Elf” is a 2003 PG-rated comedy, with an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner and Amy Sedaris.

The movie is also notable among film buffs for a cameo voice role by legendary special effects artist Ray Harryhausen, who plays the voice of a polar bear cub.

“Elf” is the story of a human (Will Ferrell) raised by elves, who travels to New York City to meet his biological father.

The movie will be projected onto an inflatable screen after the sun goes down.

The press release for the event describes the registration process, social distancing requirements, and other details as follows:

While admission is free, Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is asking families to register online, as the field will be marked with family squares to ensure social distancing. Families are asked to please keep their receipt (either print the receipt or have email confirmation) and stop by the Parks & Rec tent upon entry to the Event. Park & Recreation staff will directed attendees to their designated spot.

Registration Site: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or low back chairs for their comfort. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway. Parking is available inside the park and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School.

The next movie to be shown at Swift-Cantrell Park will be Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen II (PG) on Saturday, August 8, and the Outdoor Movie Series will conclude with Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) on Saturday, September 26.

Titles are subject to change; cancellations may occur due to weather conditions.

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation would like to thank our sponsor, Cobb EMC.

For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

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