ZOOvies: Florida’s First Outdoor 3D Movie Experience

The public is invited to enjoy an inspiring family movie during “ZOOvies,” Florida’s first outdoor 3D movie experience, to be held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, February 28, 2014, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the movie beginning at 7 p.m. A 3D screen and a 2D screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs chairs for their comfort.

The first “ZOOvies” presentation, produced by Twilight Features, will be “RIO 3D.” The Zoo’s hyacinth macaw, Perus, will greet guests as a species ambassador and a close relative of Blu, a Spix’s macaw that is the lead character in the movie. Both hyacinth macaws and Spix’s macaws are endangered species.

“We’re proud to be the first venue to offer an outdoor 3D movie experience, showcasing a movie with a message,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “We hope when people attend ‘ZOOvies,’ they will not only have fun, but also leave with a greater understanding of how animals like macaws are impacted by human actions.”

Popcorn, snacks, hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase, along with beer & wine cash bars for those 21 and over. Admission includes full Zoo access until the movie starts. Please note, some animals may not be fully visible after dusk. Admission is as follows: Member adults $9, Non-member adults $10, Member child $6, Non-member child $7, under 3 Free.

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