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Here Comes the Boom is the Friday Night Flix feature film for Friday, Aug. 16. 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.
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.
To ensure all attendees have a great view of the screen, there will be blanket-only and chair-only areas 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 will be canceled or moved indoors to the BMO Harris Bank Center arena floor.
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 Here Comes the Boom, A high school biology teacher (Kevin James) looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
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 final Movies in the Park selection, Apollo 13, is scheduled for next Saturday, Aug. 24. The final concert of the summer, featuring The Henningsens, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31. Concert tickets are available through the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office, by calling (815) 968-5222, online at www.ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster Outlet.
Posted Aug. 15, 2013