By Hallie Kutch, Recreation Assistant
“I bet you think you know a lot about dragons. Let me show you some of what you don’t know.”
–Valka, How to Train Your Dragon
Let the call of adventure draw you to explore and discover an evening of free, family fun at Movies in the Park on Saturday Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Add to the mood by dressing in your best Viking attire for a night dedicated to the Land of the Dragons.
The event starts with a look at the fascinating habits and behaviors of the unique creatures of the Franklin Animal Reptile Exhibit, followed by a Viking-style turkey leg eating contest. The fastest eater in each age group will receive a $20 gift card to Café Capri, Genare Italian Restaurant/Mr. G’s Pizza, Casa Rodriguez or Must Be Heaven Sandwiches.
These activities set the stage for the double-feature main event under the stars – the screening of the Academy Award-nominated feature “How to Train Your Dragon” and its sequel. You’ll watch the films on a 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen, so don’t forget your blankets and chairs.
The free family-friendly event begins at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase, but guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited, and coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller.
- 5–8:30 p.m. – Franklin Animal Reptile Exhibit
- 5:30 p.m. – Turkey Leg Eating Contest. Click here to register.
- Age groups: (17 & under, 18-29, 30-49, 50+). Limit 60 participants.
- 6 p.m. – “How to Train Your Dragon”
- 8:30 p.m. – “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
For more information, visit cstx.gov/movies or call 979.764.3486.
“You see most places have mice or mosquitoes … we have … dragons.”
– Hiccup, How to Train Your Dragon
About Hallie: Hallie Kutch is in her first year as a recreation assistant in the Parks & Recreation Department after graduating from Texas A&M in December with a degree in sports management and a minor in tourism research management. She has previously worked with the Dallas Sidekicks professional soccer team and Texas Team Junior Golf. Originally from White Oak, Hallie also attended Kilgore College and was a member of the famed Kilgore Rangerettes dance team.