Five Things to Know: Movie night at Greenwood libary

Local families can feel the force at a family movie.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be at 9 p.m. Friday at Old City Park on the football field across the parking lot from Greenwood library.

Other activities including games, crafts and trivia will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk.

Emily Ellis, Head of Reference and Teen Services, tells you what you need to know about the movie.

Who can attend?

Everyone is invited. Adults, teens, kids — Star Wars fans of all ages are welcome to join us for this fun, family-friendly event.

What is the cost?

The event is free. We will have snacks available for purchase at the event, but families may bring their own coolers and picnic baskets full of goodies.

 How did you get the idea for the movie?

Starlight Movie Night is an annual summer event at the Greenwood library. We’ve been hosting movies in the park for the last seven years, and it is definitely one of our favorite family evenings to plan. The Friends of the Greenwood library helped the library purchase the equipment, and this year’s event is sponsored by the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department.

How did you choose this movie?

This year’s movie selection was pretty easy. Star Wars is a family favorite, and with the recent release of “The Force Awakens” on DVD, we knew that it would be the perfect movie to invite fans of all ages to come and watch with GPL. For our super fans, costumes are highly encouraged, and we’ll be giving away prizes for the best costumes throughout the evening.

What do you want audiences to get out of it?

GPL’s Starlight Movie Night is all about bringing the community together. Greenwood might not have a drive-in movie theater, but we hope to bring a bit of that retro feel to Old City Park. All you need to do is bring your blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray for a great evening with friends, family and a group of super excited library staff for an evening under the stars.