Chandler, Ariz. – On Friday, Feb. 17, a cult classic will be coming to a big screen near you. Grab a blanket and head to the grassy lawn of Dr. A.J. Chandler Park at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the original Ghostbusters, outdoors and free of charge. In addition to This Family Flicks event, the Third Friday Chandler Art Walk, an event to shop local artists in the historic downtown, will be the same night. This event kicks off Science Weekend in Chandler, with Chandler’s Science Saturday following the next day.
Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the group managing the event, promised guests a rain check after last month’s Family Flicks cancellation due to the park getting water logged after some heavy rain. “It was a really difficult decision to cancel the Family Flicks last month, especially with a community that was very excited to attend, but we knew people wouldn’t enjoy themselves if they were slipping and sliding in the mud,” says Executive Director, Beth Fiorenza.
Looking at available dates, the organization decided to choose Feb. 17 in celebration of Chandler’s weekend of science. Enter the Family Flicks Art Walk, a combination of the monthly Chandler Art Walk, and watching a movie in the park, the Family Flicks portion of the event. Following the Family Flicks Art Walk, on the next day, is the popular Chandler Science Saturday put on by the City of Chandler. At this event, guests can meet with various STEAM vendors that showcase their technologies and offer interactive activities. “We wanted a movie that celebrated science, even if it's pseudoscience, and was beloved by those young and old,” says Deanne Fenton. Ghostbusters was chosen as the feature film, “the original, of course,” says Fenton.
More details are to come, interested guests are encouraged to follow the Facebook Event for announcements on activities and possible special guests. Address is 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225. Sponsors of the event include Marx Productions Inc., Sandoval Design, Team Evolution Real Estate and Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.