This summer’s last Outdoor Movie Night, sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, will be Saturday, August 14th. The CdA PD is excited to offer a free family event at City Park, which will take place in the Rotary band shell area.
The evening will kick off with Master of Ceremonies, Chief Wayne Longo, welcoming families to the park. He will then introduce Officer Tom Sparks, formerly of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, who will provide a Drug Free and Character Education presentation. At twilight (approximately 7:30 p.m.), the large movie screen will be filled with the lovely, enchanting movie “Charlotte’s Web.”
The city’s Fire Department will be there to make the free popcorn provided by the Panhandle Kiwanis Club. Police officers will be in attendance to greet children.
Chief Longo, sharing his enthusiasm for the movie night said, “We are excited about hosting an event to help draw families into City Park in the early evening hours. He added, “Next year we hope to host several free movies throughout the summer. All of the movie equipment was paid for with drug asset forfeiture dollars. We believe DARE/Character Education, as well as family involvement in positive events, is fundamental to curbing the use of drugs by minors.”
Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets, and then to sit back and enjoy the show.