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Swimming for cinema

Cassie Pence
Special to the DailyAvon Rec Center hosts its Dive In Movies, a night of cinema in the pool, every third Friday of the month starting today at 6 p.m.

AVON – The special effects in “Pirates of the Caribbean” will be extra realistic when watching them in a large body of water tonight in Avon.The Avon Recreation District is again hosting its Dive In Movie every third Friday of the month starting Friday at 6 p.m. Organizers clear out the lap lanes, pass out big inner tubes and set up the big screen to show feature length films.”It gives them (her two sons) somewhere to go where it’s safe, and they have all their friends there,” Linda Jones said, mother of Adam, 8, and Tyler, 11. “It’s a real great social thing Avon does for the kids.”

The night is geared toward the middle and high school age kids, Avon Rec’s Fraidy Aber said. Organizers choose the movies with the tweens in mind, and those kids enter free with a student ID. Aber said that everyone is welcome, however, and the little ones have an equal amount of fun playing in the baby pool.”If you haven’t yet taken you’re 2-year-old to the movies, it’s a great way to do it,” Aber said. Kids 10 years old and up do not need a chaperone, giving parents about three hours of freedom.”A lot of parents drop off their kids and go out to eat,” Aber said.

Last year was the first year Avon hosted Dive In Movies and the event has grown in popularity.”They have a huge turnout,” Jones said. “The response has been great.”Dive In Movie costs $10.50 for adults and $7.50 for kids who are not Avon Rec members. The movie starts around 6 p.m. and the rec center closes at 9 p.m. For more information, call 748-4060.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Cassie Pence can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 618, or cpence@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado

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