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SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 20, 2014)- The community is invited to enjoy plenty of arts and educations activities this Saturday, August 23 at Mission Marquee Plaza (formerly Mission Drive-in) for the Back-to-School Celebration hosted by the Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD), in partnership with District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran. The celebration will culminate with a screening of the Disney film, “Frozen.” The event is free and open to the public and includes a host of community partners: Alamo Colleges, CPS Energy, Mission Branch Library, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio Water System, Spare Parts, VIA Metropolitan Transit, and the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and the movie screens at 8:30 p.m. Mission Marquee Plaza is located at 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
The event promises to be a fun-filled, family-friendly and eco-friendly occasion. “We are excited to have another installment of the free summer movie series that will continue to bring families and the community together,” stated Councilwoman Viagran.
Interactive art and creative take-away projects will be led by the DCCD and Spare Parts, a local nonprofit organization that promotes the creative reuse of items that might otherwise be take up space in a landfill. The City’s Parks & Recreation department will also provide arts activities with a “frozen” theme. Alamo Colleges will have the Mobile Go Center on site to provide college and career related services for all ages. The San Antonio Public Library Foundation will bring the Scholastic Literacy Caravan to encourage family literacy. Other partners will offer information on conservation and energy saving programs. The Back-to-School Celebration has achieved Green Event Certification from the City’s Office of Sustainability.
The public is welcome to bring their own refreshments, however, no alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed on the premises. A limited number of tickets for free hot dogs and popcorn will be available on a first come, first served basis. Local food trucks will have food and cool refreshments available for purchase. Parking is limited so carpooling and biking to the event is highly recommended.
The first movie screening at Mission Marquee Plaza on August 9 was a huge success, attended by approximately 2,000 people. “The Lego Movie” is scheduled for September 6 and “Blanca Nieves,” a Spanish version of the classis Snow White story will be shown on September 20. Plans are being made for additional films in fall and spring.
Find more information on the Mission Marquee Plaza Facebook page or GetCreativeSanAntonio.com, your guide to arts and culture in San Antonio and the official site of the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development.
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