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Free showing of 'Willy Wonka' at Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Published: July 9, 2017 12:00 AM

FREE SHOWING OF 'WILLY WONKA' COMES TO GOODYEAR HEIGHTS

Together with the group Free Akron Outdoor Movies and website The Akronist, Summit Metro Parks is co-hosting a free showing of "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" Saturday, July 22. The sled hill will provide amphitheater-style seating in the park, located at 2077 Newton St., Akron. The timeless, fun-for-all ages film starring Gene Wilder is Rated G.

The night includes a nature-themed craft at 7 p.m. and a food truck. The movie will begin after sunset, at approximately 9 p.m.

Bring chairs and blankets, and a picnic to enjoy before the film. Moviegoers are asked to leave pets at home. The rain date is the following night, July 23.

"We're thrilled to partner with Summit Metro Parks for our first outdoor movie of the summer," said Karen Starr of Free Akron Outdoor Movies. "The beautiful park has plenty of parking and room for guests to spread out."

For information, call 330-865-8065.

Free Akron Outdoor Movies is a volunteer committee that plans and hosts several events each summer. This is the first outdoor movie shown in Goodyear Heights Metro Park.


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