The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will present the last of its three free outdoor family movie nights this Friday, April 27th, at 8:00 p.m. Friday’s movie is Warner Brothers’ PG-Rated Dolphin Tale. The Alliance provides this synopsis: “Dolphin Tale tells the story of a young dolphin named Winter who lost her tail in a crab trap, and Sawyer, the introverted 11-year-old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and rallies her friends and family to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic tail to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim.” A trailer for Dolphin Tale can be viewed at the Warner Brothers website.
The outdoor family movie night at the Alliance is much more than just a free, uplifting family movie. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful, relaxing and carefree Fort Myers evening under trees and stars. The movie is projected onto a two-story high inflatable screen, and with its crystal clear sound, there is not a bad seat in the house. Unlike in a traditional movie theater, your kids will not be stuck in cramped, uncomfortable seats under the watchful eye of an usher. Despite the relaxed rules, nobody seems to mind it when these remarkably well-behaved kids are allowed to move about a bit and be themselves.
Viewers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, so there is no overpriced soda or popcorn to buy (you can, however, buy soda and popcorn at the event for just a dollar each). The Alliance suggests a $5 family donation, but it is completely voluntary and parking is free. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial.