Friday Movie Nov 15: The Lion King

Cascadia Friday night movies returns with “The Lion King.” This visually stunning, extremely realistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s beloved 1994 original immerses the audience in the world of Pride Rock. This will be a good one for the big screen!

With a star-studded cast, sweeping storytelling, and obvious nods to “Hamlet” in plot and themes, this new adaptation is definitely “Shakespearean” in its scale and execution. Common Sense Media notes the film’s “clearly positive themes and messages: Parents and kids can discuss issues regarding family, friendship, loss, responsibility, and community.” It also doesn’t shy away from the drama, and the realism ups the intensity of the more intense scenes and characters, so this one may be a little scarier than it’s older, animated sibling. (Rated PG “for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.”)

Come join your classmates for a cozy good time on Friday, Nov 15th. Siblings are of course welcome! Bring blankets and pillows to cozy up on the gym floor for the movie. Low-backed chairs are welcome in the back near the bleachers so as to not block the views of those behind, but bring a towel or blanket so they don’t scuff the floors. The Commons will open at 5:30pm for families that want to bring their dinner to eat there (no food or drink in the gym, please). Movie starts at 6:15 pm.

Enter the building through the Commons doors. The main entrance will be locked.

Note: This is not a drop-off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.