Free family film series kicks off Tuesday in Beaver Creek |

Free family film series kicks off Tuesday in Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BEAVER CREEK – The 2010 animated adventure “How to Train Your Dragon,” a comedy for all ages, will kick-off the four-week Free Family Film Series at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek (VPAC) Tuesday night.

Scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. show time for the movie, Alpine Arts Center will provide a fun activity for children prior to the start of the movie and families are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for an opportunity to make a flying dragon art project and to participate in the evening’s costume contest, sponsored by Blue Moose Pizza.

“How to Train Your Dragon” is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons. The animated action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding traditions of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down and he and his fellow Vikings are challenged to see the world from an entirely different point of view. The movie is rated PG and has a running time of 98 minutes.

The 2011 Free Family Film Series continues on July 5 with “The Karate Kid” and will also include: “Shrek Forever After” on July 12 and “Open Season” on July 19. All films in the series are rated PG with free admission to all.

Each film night will include a special activity and costume contest at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by Blue Moose Pizza. The winner of the costume contest will win a $25 gift certificate and an official Blue Moose t-shirt. In addition, the pizzeria will be offering a nightly dinner special at their restaurant ($25 for a large one topping pizza, salad and pitcher of soda) as well as a to-go dinner special (place a pizza order at the Vilar Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and pick it up from the restaurant, immediately following the film.)

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