WARSAW — A free family movie event will take place at Warsaw Community High School’s Performing Arts Center at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.
The Disney Pixar film “Coco” will be shown. “Coco” was inspired by the Dia de los Muertos Mexican holiday. The story follows 12-year-old Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family has banned music.
The film was released in 2017 and is rated PG for thematic events.
“This really marks the return of movies to the PAC,” said Kris Lake, WCHS PAC director. “Movies have been shown in the past and we really wanted to recreate that experience of bringing the entire family together with a film that all ages will enjoy.
“Coco” was chosen as the first film as it has a Halloween type of theme. When the lead character Miguel accidentally enters the Land of the Dead, the charming trickster Hector becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions—and return him to the Land of the Living.
“This movie really is one of the gems from the recent Disney Pixar library,” said Lake. “The film is very visually pleasing and it’s got an incredible storyline that takes a family-friendly approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.”
The song “Remember Me” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film also features favorite sing-along tunes like “Un Poco Loco,” “The World es Mi Familia,” “Much Needed Advice,” and “Everyone Knows Juanita.”
Moviegoers can purchase snacks and concessions for a fee, with proceeds benefiting the WCHS theatre department.
Admission is completely free and all seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, call (574) 371-5040 or search for Warsaw Performing Arts Center on Facebook.