First United Church of Fulton to present outdoor movie

The 2011 family film “Dolphin Tale” will be featured at an outdoor movie event at Open Doors Neighborhood Center at First United Church of Fulton Friday, Aug. 17 at 8:30 p.m. The movie is free.

The film will be shown on a screen outside in the parking lot of the church, which is located at 33 S. Third St.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the viewing. If it rains, the movie will be viewed inside.

The church and its Open Doors Neighborhood Center is showing the film with permission through CVLI. It is an opportunity for the community to have access to a free movie and enjoy the mild summer weather.

“We think this will be a fun evening,” said Pastor Rev. David Nethercott. “We do hope people will take advantage of a n opportunity for a free movie and a time of fellowship.”

Popcorn and beverages will be served.

“Dolphin Tale” is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name.

The film stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. The book and film are inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that was rescued in December 2005 off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail after becoming entangled with a rope attached to a crab trap and was fitted with a prosthetic one.

The Open Doors Neighborhood Center, which has teams that focus on families as well as older adults, opened in October of 2011 in hopes of offering the community a safe place to gather to make friends and learn new things.

Carol Dexter, president of the center’s board, explained that the center continues to work with neighbors and school groups to find out the best ways to meet the needs of the neighborhood and community.

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