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‘Monsters University’ to be Shown at Community Center Pool on Black Friday

By Potomac Local News November 20, 2013 5:00 pm

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MANASSAS PARK, Va. – Looking for a different way to spend Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year?

If so, grab some popcorn and get ready to dive in. The Manassas Park Community Center will show Disney’s “Monsters University” on an inflatable screen at their indoor swimming facility.

The show starts at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and admission is free with a donation to a toy drive that benefits youth that live in Manassas Park.

This marks the second time the community center has held a “Dive-In Movie” at the pool.

“Many places offer their movies outdoors, but we thought it would be a neat event for the winter months and offering it indoors. Our past few Dive-in movie events, we have had well over 100 “movie watchers” and we run out of inner tubes pretty quickly. Inner tubes are available on a first come, first served basis,” said Manassas Parks and Recreation Aquatics supervisor Sarah Barnett.

The toy drive aims to collect at least 100 toys for children in the community.

Bleacher seating will be available for those who don’t want to wade into the water. The pool area can get warm pretty quickly, so Barnett says those who will not be in the water should dress appropriately. Children 5-years-old or younger must have be with an adult who is 16-years-old or older within arm’s reach during the entire movie.  Children under 12 may not be left unsupervised, said Barnett.

“It is always fun to see families floating on tubes, and enjoying the movie, all while it is snowy and cold outside,” said Barnett.

Another Dive-In Movie is planned for May, and the community center is still deciding which movie to show for that event. The community center boasts a 25-lane, NCAA short course-certified pool, as well as zero-depth entry pool which are kept at 82 degrees.

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