WHAT: Come on out for a free, double feature Family Movie Night at Levy Park on June 29, with Moana sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital at 8 p.m. and Gremlins 2: The New Batch presented by Alamo Drafthouse at 10 p.m.
Moana (from Disney) is a sweeping, computer-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a way finder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Six years after the original 1984 Gremlins, everybody’s favorite tiny “Woolly Bullies” return to take “a bite outta the Big Apple” in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Mogul Daniel Clamp (John Glover) decides to build a Chinatown Trade Center, which involves evicting the Chinese restaurant that’s home to Gizmo and the original Mogwais. What he doesn’t bargain for are Gremlins. Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Howie Mandel, the voice of Gizmo, return, joined by Christopher Lee as Dr. Catheter. Directed by Joe Dante. Humor, horror and devilish fun combine for a PG-13 rating.
Family Movie Night is on the last Friday of each month. The crowd is invited to dress in Hawaiian attire. No outside furniture is allowed, but blankets or park chairs can be used.
WHERE: Levy Park
3801 Eastside St.
Houston, TX 77098
WHEN: Friday, June 29
8 p.m. (Moana) and 10 p.m. (Gremlins 2: The New Batch)
MORE: Guests can enjoy food and beverage service from Mico’s Rolled Ice Cream, Coffee Q and Balls Out Burgers from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wine and beer is available through Levy Park Conservancy from 6 p.m. – midnight.
About the Levy Park Conservancy
Levy Park Conservancy is an affiliate of the Upper Kirby District Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization managing Levy Park, a six-acre City of Houston park in the Upper Kirby District of Houston. The Conservancy oversees maintenance, operations, long-term stewardship, programs and events, and partnerships and visitor services and concessions at Levy Park. Learn more about Levy Park at levyparkhouston.org<http://www.levyparkhouston.org/>. Levy Park can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @levyparkhouston.
Photo caption: Levy Park Conservancy invites the public to Family Movie Night on June 29 at 8 p.m. with the Texas Children’s Hospital-sponsored family flick Moana, followed at 10 p.m. by Gremlins 2 and presented by Alamo Drafthouse. Come out and enjoy this free event. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Photo courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy.