E.T. lands in Willow Point Park this month for a third Movie Under the Stars event

An outdoor movie will grace the big screen for a second time this summer.

An outdoor movie will be shown on the big screen for a second time this summer.

Following the success of last month’s screening of Rango and Toy Story 3, which entertained audiences under the stars last year, the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service with First Insurance will host a third movie in Willow Point Park (Sportsplex) Wed., Aug. 24.

The free movie night will feature E.T., Steven Spielberg’s hit 1982 flick about a young boy who befriends a friendly extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

Before the show gets underway, the Waste Management service will provide information about the importance of sustainability and waste reduction initiatives towards the community.

There will also be a draw, with the winner receiving a VIP package which includes a picnic backpack, movie snacks, reserved seating for the winner and a guest and a patio chair to take home.

“Winning the VIP package is simple: just visit the CSWM website, ‘like’ our Facebook page, click on the event tab, reply that you’re going to attend the movie night, and then post a comment on the zero waste question,” says Koreen Gurak, Comox Valley Regional District manager of communications. “On the night of the movie, we will randomly draw a winner from those who posted their comments and clicked that they were attending.”

The person whose name is drawn must be in the audience in order to win.

A concession stand with popcorn and candy will be on hand, with all proceeds from the concession going towards the Campbell River SPCA.

“Local SPCA volunteers will work the concession and the funds they receive will help them promote their educational programs and initiatives that help animals.”

The show begins at dusk (between approximately 9:30-10 p.m.), so come early to participate in pre-show activities and to set up blankets and lawn chairs.

Campbell River hosted its first ever outdoor movie night last Sept. 1.

It was so successful, attracting around 2,000 people, that the decision was made to show two films this year.

For more details on the movie night contest and the show, visit www.cswm.ca/movies

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