ORLANDO – MAN UP Mentoring, Inc.’s (MAN UP) highly anticipated Fourth Annual Outdoor Christmas Movie Night, sponsored by PartyFlix Orlando will take place at Ivey Lane Park Recreation Center on Thursday, November 16th. At sunset, MAN UP will present a free outdoor showing of a classic Christmas film on a 16-by-17.5-foot movie screen.
This year’s film will feature, “The Grinch.” A heart-warming yet funny story of a grump on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by the generous spirit of a young child. The 2018 animated comedy is visually stunning and a timeless classic about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. This movie is rated G.
“By engaging in family activities, especially within Black and Brown communities, fortifies the bonds we share and strengthens the cultural ties that define us. Such engagement not only fosters unity and growth within our neighborhoods but also ensures that our traditions and values are passed down to future generations!” said District 5 City Commissioner Reginal Hill. “MAN UP’s Fourth Annual Outdoors Christmas Movie Night is an example of the beauty that emerges when a community comes together.”
Santa’s elves will also be on hand at 5:30p.m. to assist with Christmas activities for the entire family to enjoy; including, a Cookie, S’mores and Chips Station, the Holiday Swag PhotoOp and so much more provided courtesy of MOSAIC, Frito-Lay, Inc’s Employee Resource Group, District 5 City Commissioner, and Wayne Wilson’s Photography.
To help kids stay warm this Winter Season, on the day of, we encourage moviegoers to bring gently used coats and new socks to ensure community youth in need have access to winter wear. Clothing articles will be donated to surrounding schools and churches to distribute.
The “field” area in front of Ivey Lane Park Recreation Center, will play host to the holiday gathering. The nearest entrance to the screening area is located at Silverton St. FREE Parking will be provided at Ivey Lane Elementary School. For more information, please visit manupmentoring.com.
As a consideration to others, moviegoers are asked to leave pets at home and to put trash in proper receptacles throughout the parking lot. High-backed chairs are strongly discouraged to allow visibility for all viewers. Grills of any sort are strictly prohibited.
Bring your chairs and blankets and we will bring the stars!
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