541 Airport Road
November 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC) is sponsoring a free Movie Night at Penn Cinema on Thursday, November 7, beginning at 6 p.m. Held in conjunction with National Adoption Awareness Month, the event aims to help raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families. Attendees can view one of two adoption-themed movies—Annie or Despicable Me. The event is open to the public and registration is not required.
The King’s Strings, a string ensemble comprised of John & Cindy King, of Mechanicsburg, and their seven children (two of whom are adopted) will perform in the lobby, beginning at 5:30 p.m., prior to the movie showings at 6:30. According to their website (www.thekingsstrings.com), the group has been described as “the von Trapp family with instruments.” They play a variety of music from classical to folk, worship to Broadway, fiddle and beyond.
Annie is the classic musical of an orphan girl who is adopted by the wealthy Daddy Warbucks.
Despicable Me is a 2010 computer-animated comedy featuring supervillain Felonious Gru (voice by Steve Carell) and the three little girls he adopts and falls in love with. A WJTL radio personality will remote broadcast from the event. Penn Cinema has provided free promotion. Vouchers for free popcorn for each family will be available at the ACLC informational table. Tickets are available while supplies last, with Despicable Me showing in two theaters and Annie in one. The Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County is a group of agencies affiliated with the Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN), who share the goal of finding permanent adoptive homes for children in the state foster care system. Each member agency and the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange will have staff available to provide information about foster care and adoption before and during the movies. The King family also will be available to talk to interested community members about their adoption experience. Penn Cinema is located at 541 Airport Road, Lititz. For more information, contact ACLC member Mary Sourber at mary.org or 717-656-6580 or visit cobys.org/news.htm or Facebook/COBYSFS.
Permanency supervisor, Bethanna