Free Family-friendly Festival for Kids and Adults to Celebrate Fun of Film
THE SANDLOT to be screened outdoors in Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park
Family Day will kick off Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the new Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, and will conclude with a free 20th-anniversary outdoor screening of the childhood baseball classic, THE SANDLOT.
Young film lovers will be able to create crafts, including making their very own microphone, popcorn box and “Walk of Fame” star. They can also decorate their own celebrity sunglasses and then sport those Hollywood-style shades as they strut the Red Carpet for photos. Also, kids can get their faces painted, jump in the bounce house, visit the balloon artist and check out the buzz from Texas Honey Bee Guild.
“We are excited to have Family Day in the heart of Dallas in the Arts District at Klyde Warren Park,” said Renee Contreras, Director of Education, Membership and Outreach for the Dallas Film Society. “What an opportunity to entertain, educate and share the love of film and glitter of Hollywood.”
The schedule of entertainment for the 2013 DIFF Family Day presented by Texas Capital Bank includes:
2:00 p.m. Trevor Haueisen
2:30 p.m. Kitty Carter Dance Factory
3:00 p.m. DMA Resident Storyteller Ann Marie Newman
3:30 p.m. David Chicken
4:00 p.m. Dallas Opera
4:30 p.m. Bowman Ensemble
5:00 p.m. Southern Gentleman from Southern Methodist University
5:30 p.m. Dallas Wind Symphony Tuba Quartet
8:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Screening of THE SANDLOT
The grand finale for Family Day is a free, outdoor, 20th anniversary screening of THE SANDLOT at 8 p.m. on April 6 in Klyde Warren Park. This beloved classic follows a group of neighborhood boys and their misadventures as they play ball during the summer of 1962. Directed by David M. Evans, the film stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Arliss Howard, Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.
Family Day festivities in Klyde Warren Park are free and open to everyone.