Children invited to big screen in Ferriday

Published 12:13 am Monday, June 2, 2008

FERRIDAY — In a throwback to its first incarnation, the newly reopened Arcade Theater in Ferriday will be showing movies for local children for free this summer.

“It’s got a drop-down screen and a wonderful sound system,” said Lynette Tanner, a member of the committee putting the program together. “We thought with the Arcade, why not? Everyone has such fond memories of going there to see movies growing up.”

The program, sponsored by local churches, will begin June 10 for children in first through third grades, and will be on Tuesdays until Aug. 5.

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For children in fourth through sixth grades, the program will start June 13, and will be on Fridays until Aug. 8.

Free popcorn and drinks will be provided for the students.

The program will also have enrichment activities to expose the children to extracurricular activities they might not see in their everyday lives.

The enrichment activities will include music, nutrition, history, puppet shows, sports and relationship management information.

The enrichment activities will also correlate with the movies.

“If we show a movie about camping and the conflicts the campers ran into and how they resolved them, we might try to have to Boy Scouts come in and show what they’re about because they’re big into camping,” Tanner said.

An adult should accompany all of the participating students, and the movies will be age appropriate.

For more information, call 318-757-9999.