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Kids’ film festival starts soon

Ease on down to Walton Theater for a magical morning or webbed afternoon.

Children of all ages are invited to the Selma Children’s Film Festival at the Performing Arts Center on July 22 through 24, hosted by the Selma Children’s Museum.

“There are children’s film festivals all over, and with Selma not having a movie theater, I thought I would put a bunch of kids’ movies together,” said Lafawnda Watson, founder of the museum. “I tried to pick something for everybody, for boys, for girls, just a mix of everything.”

Kendra Hudson, 12, and her five siblings will most likely attend the festival.

“My mother doesn’t like to drive all the way to Montgomery because she has to work at night, so this will probably will be a great place to come instead of going all the way to Montgomery,” Kendra said.

She likes watching movies in theaters, especially during the summer.

“It’s cool in there and the screen is big so you can see very clearly,” Kendra said.

Films begin at 10 a.m. each day. All movies are rated “G.”

Parents can watch the movie or spend time during the movie in the provided seating area outside the theater.

Watson asks that people arrive on time for movies and not go in and out of the theater often while the movie plays.

This is the first year Watson and the Selma Children’s Museum has held this event. If a large number of people attend the movies this year, Watson will plan the event for next year as well.