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Spider-man the Movie Comes to Croton Point Park

August 3, 2005

County Executive Andy Spano announced today that moviegoers can enjoy seeing Spider-man the Movie on a 50-foot-high outdoor screen on Thursday, August 4, at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

“Because of the immense popularity of our first two movies last year, we added a third movie at a new location this summer,” Spano said. “With Croton Point’s location on the shores of the Hudson River, the scenic highlands will provide a picturesque backdrop for moviegoers as an added bonus.”

The film is part of the “Screenings Under the Stars” free outdoor movie series presented by Westchester County Parks and the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. The event is sponsored by Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., Club Fit of Briarcliff and Yorktown and the county’s Department of Public Safety/Stop DWI. Additional sponsors of the event are radio stations 100.7 WHUD and 107.1 The PEAK, Fun Time Amusements and the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

Prior to the start of the movie, there’ll be plenty of entertainment. Beginning at 6 p.m., Rosehill Academy’s Rock Shop will get the crowd hopping. Suzanne and Glenn from Squeaky Clean will perform “Get Rhythm,” followed by three-time juggling champion Jay Green. At 7:45 p.m., there will be a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by vocalist Anthony Melchar; followed by a series of animation shorts created by students of the “Animation: Minds in Motion!” education program from the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. Spider-man the Movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Refreshments will also be for sale throughout the event.

Spider-man the Movie (produced in 2002) relates the story of high-school nerd Peter Parker, a brainy outcast who reacts with appropriate euphoria - and well-tempered maturity - when a “super-spider” bite transforms him into the amazingly agile, web-shooting Spider-Man. The film follows the trials and triumphs of Parker’s new secret identity and is jam-packed with plenty of humor and super-hero adventures to please children and people of all ages. Spider-man is rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned.

The final screening in the series will be Back to the Future on Thursday, August 25, at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

Croton Point Park is located on Croton Point Avenue in Croton-in-Hudson and can be reached via Route 9. For more information, call 914-864-PARK.


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