Kiwanis and Strand Theatre to offer free kids movie

The Kiwanis Club’s Bob Thayer Memorial Free Holiday Movie for Kids is set for Saturday, December 17 at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge.

Children ages 12 and under are admitted to the movie free of charge when accompanied by an adult who will also be admitted free. This year’s featured film will be “Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.”

The annual event is being made possible by funding and support of the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks in cooperation with Bob Card and Helen Zyma, co-owners of the Strand, who donate the theater for the yearly event.

Aside from free admission to the movie, children will receive popcorn and a drink at no charge.

The theatre doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The movie will begin at 11 a.m.

The free movie event is named in honor of the late Bob Thayer of Old Forge, a retired chiropractor, who was chairman of the free movie event for a number of years. Thayer passed away in January 2009 but his family continues to contribute to its success.

“This Kiwanis community event is one of the most enjoyable that we do each year. We are grateful to the Thayer family and all those in the community who have so generously contributed to the various fundraising events that make programs like this possible,” said event chairman Jim Connerty.

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