By David F. Rooney
Saturday’s outdoor film, sponsored by Fortis BC, the Credit Union and the Chamber of Commerce, was a hugely successful community event that drew an audience of perhaps as many as 1,000 to Centennial Park.
The crowd was appreciative and clearly enjoyed the feature-length film, The Lorax, which was based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. They cheered and laughed throughout the movie and some of the younger children even booed the bad deeds of one of the film’s villains, who was later repentant.
It was a good time.
Here, for your enjoyment, are some photos of the event:
A work crew prepares to erect the three-storey inflatable screen for Saturday evening’s outdoor movie at Centennial Park. Fortis BC showed the Dr. Seuss animated feature, The Lorax. Hundreds of people — perhaps as many as a 1,000, attended the outdoor event. David F. Rooney photo This was the scene at about 7:45 Saturday evening. People poured into the park right up until after the feature started at about 8:15 pm. David F. Rooney photo Angela Waterson (left), Roberta Ciolli, Lise Sommerwille and Andree Rioux were four of the big “kids” who attended The Lorax. David F. Rooney photo Todd Weber, Barb Tetrault and other Revelstoke Credit Union staff filled the vast public hunger for popcorn at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo Megan Shandro and Taryn Walker were in charge of the Youth Network’s 50-50 draw. David F. Rooney photo Scott Duke serves up a dog to newcomer Angela Bourque. David F. Rooney photo Powder Springs’ Emma Kirkland (left) and the hotel’s head chef Victoria Leeson offered up terrific prawn wraps and Guiness Chocolate Cake. David F. Rooney photo Young Sophia Harrack reads out the name of Jackie Onufreychuk of Kamloops who won one of the two excellent deck chairs in the free drawn sponsored by Coopers. That’s Sophia’s dad, Cooper’s manager Ben Harrack in the red shirt. David F. Rooney photo Sophia’s older sister, Daisy, reads the name of the second draw winner, young Tiffany Brunetti. David F. Rooney photo After the draw it was time for the main event — The Lorax, based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. The audience cheered, laughed — and some of the younger kids even booed — throughout the movie. I guess that means they enjoyed it. David F. Rooney photo With full dark all you could see was the big screen. Many thanks to Fortis BC and its partners — the Chamber and the Credit Union — for this great community event! David F. Rooney photo