Walton Theatre have arranged for a series of family and teen movies to be shown during next week’s Spring Break. -- Tim Reeves

Selma Theater preps for Spring Break

Published 11:21pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Every child can’t make it to the beach for Spring Break, and for those who are staying home, the Selma Community Theater — at Walton Theatre — will offer a variety of child and teenage-friendly films beginning Monday.

From tap dancing penguins that sing, to a crafty, slick-talking feline in boots, the theater’s Spring Break Movie Week has showings at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with The Smurfs 2011, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, Happy Feet 2, Tower Heist, Puss & Boots and Real Steel.

Event organizers believe the showings are ideal for students who have nothing to do while on break.

“It’s an alternative and options for students and parents this week,” said theater manager and operator Sharon Jackson. “Talking to some of the parents, we found there were very few options for children during Spring Break. We have great movies — anyone can come.”

Movies will be shown Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. for younger audiences and at 4 p.m. for teens. The cost is $5 and includes a small popcorn, drink and candy.

“We’ll have the type of movies that will appeal to both girls and guys … we offer movies just gone to DVD,” Jackson said. “One thing the mayor (Evans) has always said is, to have the theater accessible. If successful, we hope to have the theater open one or two days during the summer.”

Family movies include PG-rated The Smurfs, Happy Feet 2 and Puss & Boots and teen films Twilight Saga, Tower Heist and Real Steel, rated PG-13.

This Friday, the theater will also show Hunger Games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. It will also be shown Saturday at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 p.m.

“A lot of people know about the book,” Jackson said. “There’s only a few theaters our size who will have it on opening weekend … so we’re really excited about this.’

For more information about movie times, call 874-6691 or visit www.selmawaltontheater.com.

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