Free outdoor movie Friday in Mocksville

Published 12:34 pm Thursday, July 19, 2018

Come see a movie under the stars in Downtown Mocksville.

The town, in an effort to bring more people to the new Main Street Park, will show “A Dog’s Purpose” beginning at 8:45 p.m. Friday, July 20. The PG-rated movie lasts for 98 minutes.

The movie is free, bring a chair or blanket for seating. Bring your own refreshments, or buy from vendors and local merchants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“A Dog’s Purpose” is the story of a devoted dog who discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Warning, this is a tearjerker.

It is the second in a series of movies sponsored by the town and the Davie County Public Library. “Black Panther” will be shown on Friday, Aug. 17, and “Tangled” on Friday, Sept. 21.

The town is also hosting activities for children at the new park, starting this Friday with a progressive story book, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” from noon-1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the town and the Davie County Public Library, children can stroll through the park while reading the book. Drinks and cold refreshments will be served. Lunch is the responsibility of the parent/child.

The park is on North Main Street between the police department and the Horn building.