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Outdoor movie event returns
Showing Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Movies in the Park will return to the Polo Club soccer fields Saturday night. - photo by Submitted
If you’re going

The schedule for “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is as follows:

• Friday — Dawson County, Rock Creek Sports Complex, 445 Martin Road
• Saturday — Forsyth County, Polo Club soccer fields, corner of Majors and Post roads
• Pre-movie events begin two hours before the film, which starts at sundown.
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Movies in the Park will return to the Polo Club soccer fields Saturday night with a showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

The free outdoor movie event opened in Cumming in July, but all-day rain dampered the turnout, organizer Paul Murray said.

Only about 100 people showed up, he said, when the numbers are more typically in the thousands.

“We expect a little bit more this time, but if two people show up we still show the film,” Murray said.

With school back in session and more families in town, he predicted a larger turnout. That’s provided, of course, the weather cooperates.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday night.

“If it’s a torrential downpour, we’re going to cancel it,” he said. “But as long as it’s not raining during the event, we’re going to have it.”

Movies in the Park is sponsored by Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

Murray said Southern Outdoor Cinemas, for which he works, has shown movies outside locally on a large blow-up screen for five years.

Beginning about 7 p.m. Saturday, free bounce houses, some craft activities and face painters will fill the field.

Food and carnival games will be available for a price, though most of the proceeds will be donated to charity, Murray said.

Movie-goers may want to bring a blanket, lawn chair or bug spray. Pets and alcohol are not permitted.

The film is scheduled to start at sundown.

The same movie will show rain or shine tonight at the Rock Creek Sports Complex in Dawson County. That showing will move indoors in case of inclement weather.