WARSAW — Crowds gathered in Central Park last evening, Saturday, July 16, for some outdoor entertainment as the Warsaw Parks Department hosted a free family movie night.
According to Recreation Director Sheila Wieringa, this was the first time in several years the parks department has been able to host an outdoor movie. When the time change was enacted in Indiana 10 years ago, it stayed too light, too late to show an outdoor movie using a projector; the image would not have shown up well.
Now, however, technology has advanced and the department is able to rent a digital screen, which shows up bright and clear even on a cloudless day. Thus, they were able to start the movie a little after 7 p.m.
Last evening’s featured film was Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out,” about the five emotions of a girl named Riley: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust and how they help form Riley’s personality as she goes through life and through the changes associated with moving to a new city.
A second family movie night is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Seating is on the lawn, so moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. September’s movie will be Dreamworks’ “Home.”
The parks department is able to show the movies through a contract with Federated Media, using a screen rented from Monster Message.