SANDY SPRINGS, GA — A slight change has been made in the movie lineup for Leadership Sandy Springs’ 12th annual Movies By Moonlight series.
This year’s event will include the film “Ice Age: Collision Course” to close the three-part series. Minions was previously scheduled as the final show in the 2016 installment.
LSS and Special Events Network have secured the title ahead of the DVD home market release date, so audiences can get a jump on seeing this summer family favorite in the nostalgic atmosphere of the outdoor cinema, the organization said.
The new line-up is as follows:
- Aug. 26 – Zootopia
- Sept. 9 – The Jungle Book
- Sept. 30 – Ice Age: Collision Course
“Ice Age: Collision Course” is the sequel to the 2012 flick “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” and brings back Scrat, the tenacious saber-toothed squirrel in his epic pursuit of the elusive acorn.
This quest catapults him into Deep Space where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten his Ice Age World of woolly mammoths, ground sloths, saber tooth tigers and other friends.
Movies by Moonlight is a free community event that now draws audiences of 2,000 residents per movie. Shown on a huge inflatable screen, a family-friendly film is projected to an audience for viewing on the terraced lawn of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center.
Prior to the screening, numerous vendors and food trucks will offer entertainment, food and an array of activities.
The opening event will include a trampoline, two bounce houses for older and younger age groups, a musical performance by Los Niños Primero students, touch-a-truck by Sandy Springs Fire and Rescue, tumbling games by Jumpstart Gym, Cinemoms, a movie club for parents offering memberships and novelty items, and more vendors with carnival games, activities and giveaways.
Food for purchase will be on hand by food trucks from returning favorites Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café, Yumbii, and Chick-fil-A, as well as concessions by LSS.
While movies will begin at dark, families are encouraged to stop by at 6 p.m. for fun, purchase dinners or bring their own picnic baskets, blankets and coolers. Alcohol is not permitted.