Free Movie Night Friday in Downtown Franklin

The Town of Franklin will continue its free monthly movie series this Friday, July 6th with the showing of Despicable Me 3 rated PG at approximately 8:30 p.m. or when it is dark. The movie will be the third of the season with plans to continue having a family friendly movie night the first Friday of every month through October.

The movie will be shown in the lower level parking lot by town hall; seating will not be provided at this outdoor event, and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for the movie viewing. Concessions such as popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for sale.

Despicable Me is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. It is the third installment, fourth overall film in the Despicable Me film series and the sequel to the 2013 Despicable Me 2. The film was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.

Despicable Me 3 is a 90-minute movie starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker.
The Mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980’s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

Due to the success of last fall’s outdoor movies, the Franklin Town Council recently voted unanimously to continue its partnership with Ruby Cinemas to hold the outdoor movie nights. The town’s movie nights will feature family friendly movies with a G, PG or PG-13 rating selected by the town.

The movie schedule for the remaining season will include: Back to the Future on August 3 at 8:15 p.m.; Paddington 2 on September 7 at 7:45 p.m.; and Hocus Pocus on October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The outdoor movie partnership will cost the town $500.00 per show and will be offered free to the public. Ruby Cinemas will be in charge of set up, break down and staffing for the movie event. The town included funding for the monthly movie night in their 2018-2019 budget as a regular line item under events and festivals.

Last year, the town voted to offer the outdoor movie night as an event for its downtown entertainment for the public. Already hosting the weekly multi-generational event, Pickin’ on the Square, the town wanted to offer something that would appeal to younger crowds and families.