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'Frozen' draws huge crowd to final night of Movies in the Park; click for photo gallery

Final_Movies in the Park_2014_sliderThe popular children movie, Frozen, drew hundreds to Bywaters Park on Thursday for the final night of the popular, annual ‘Movies in the Park’ event, hosted by Paris Main Street and made possible by the many local sponsors that so diligently show up and work to make it a success.

At each movie showing, tickets are given out that coordinators encourage each attendee to take. These tickets have two purposes: 1) to enter each person into a raffle drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the concession stand, and 2) to try and keep a count of the number of attendees at each movie.

In what could have been a record-breaking attendance, likely topping last year’s showing of the Lion King, the ticket count at the end of the movie was just a few shy of 600.

In special arrangements for the last movie of the year, performances by Danielle McKee Dance Company and Zumba instructor Tammy Johnston took place before the movie started.

The Danielle McKee Dance Company offers a wide range of dance instruction in many different genres and age groups, such as jazz, ballet, lyrical, classical, and hip hop, and even boasts a nationally recognized and awarded competition team, while Tammy Johnston teaches Zumba classes for both adults and children in ‘body beat’ and ‘fitness’, along with other styles of dance like the salsa.

Although the popularity of Frozen was certainly a huge factor in the large crowd, it also shows what an awesome family-fun event ‘Movies in the Park’ is for the local community each summer.

If you’ve never been or taken your kids and family to a Movie in the Park, you’ll have your chance next year. Preparation will soon begin, as next summer will be here before we know it.

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By Josh Allen, eParisExtra

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