For many cities in metro Atlanta area it has become a yearly tradition to show movies in the park. The Georgia Movies in the Park events are happening throughout the summer. Admission is typically free and there is usually a fun event before the movie starts. Families who attend Movies in the Park can enjoy children activities such as face painting and bounce houses, as well as carnival games and concision stands. Some of the cities that are participating include Canton, Dawsonville, Cumming and Johns Creek. The face painting is done by a woman named Fancy. Fancy has painted hundreds if not thousands of children’s faces and has worked with Movies in the Park for six years.

So far the movies that are planned include:

  • “Rio” tells the story of a domesticated bird named Blue who wishes to fly; During the journey he meets many colorful characters in the city of Rio. It is showing at Brown Park in Canton, Ga., on July 23, 2011.
  • “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules” explains what happens when Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick are forced to bond through their parents’ misguided attempts. It is showing at 4801 War Hill Park in Dawsonville, Ga., on June 24, 2011.
  • At The Avenues Peachtree City, “Despicable Me” will be showing on June 24, 2011. “Despicable Me” is a movie about an impatient, evil mastermind who somehow inherits three little orphan girls that teach him a lesson while he tries to steal the moon and beat his archenemy.

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