‘Madagascar 3’ June 28, Here Come the Mummies June 29 at Rockford’s Davis Park

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the Friday Night Flix feature film for Friday, June 28. Gates will open to patrons at 7 p.m., and the movie will begin at sundown on the north lawn of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St., downtown Rockford. Admission is free.

Moviegoers can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the park and purchase food, soda, beer and wine from on-site vendors at the park beginning at 7 p.m.

Attendees will receive a ticket for free popcorn when they enter the park to help minimize lines and wait time for food.

Also, to ensure all attendees have a great view of the screen, there will be blanket-only and chair-only segments designated in the park.

In case of rain or inclement weather, a determination will be made by 4 p.m. as to whether the movie can go on as scheduled.

For added convenience, Rockford Mass Transit District will provide free trolley service between the Museum Campus, Rockford City Market and Davis Park from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., with additional stops at block 5 (State and Second streets), the Coronado and State and Main streets.

In Madagascar 3, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe, where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar style.

Saturday, June 29, the first concert in the Weekends in the Park Series will feature Here Come the Mummies. Doors open at 5 p.m., The Stevie Nixx will perform at 6:30 p.m., and the Mummies take the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the park and purchase food, soda, beer and wine from on-site vendors. Tickets cost $15, plus applicable fees.

Friday Night Flix is part of Weekends in the Park, which includes a concert series and a new Academy Award-winning and nominated movie series on select Saturdays throughout the summer.

The Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority is the board that oversees the downtown arena and Davis Park, with the mission of revitalizing downtown entertainment. The board was appointed by Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) and Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen (R) in March 2010.

Posted June 27, 2013

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