The public is invited to enjoy an evening exploring the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, followed by an inspiring family movie under the stars during the Zoo’s second “ZOOvies,” on Friday, March 28, 2014. The movie shown will be “We Bought A Zoo,” presented by Twilight Features.
The Zoo re-opens at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. A screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs for their comfort. Popcorn, snacks, refreshments will be for sale, including a cash beer & wine bar for those 21 and over. Guests can meet some of the Zoo’s residents up-close during animal encounters.
Admission includes full Zoo access until the movie starts. Please note, this movie will be 2D only, and some animals may not be fully visible as dusk approaches. Admission for “ZOOvies” is as follows: Member adults $9, Non-member adults $10, Member child $6, Non-member child $7, under 3 Free.
“We’re proud to continue showcasing movies with a message,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “’We Bought a Zoo’ is based on the true story of a writer and his family buying and resurrecting a closed zoo. It will give viewers a little insight into what we do, and some of the challenges we face at the Palm Beach Zoo every day.”
“The story also shows the healing power of our relationships with animals,” Brooks continued. “We hope when guests attend this ‘ZOOvies’ presentation, the movie will show the manpower it takes to provide a high level of quality care to zoo animals in a light-hearted way. Plus, with two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, you know it will be entertaining!”