Free Movie Friday: “The Lion King”


“The Lion King” will be showing at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., as part of the 2018-19 Person County Tourism Development Authority Movie Series.

The event is free; and donations will be accepted, and concessions will be for sale, in support of the Girl Scouts of Person County, as they work toward earning a Gold award.

“Girl Scouts is the girl leadership expert and is the best leadership development experience for girls,” says Heidi Foltz, a Person County Girl Scouts leader. “We remain dedicated to ensuring all girls take their rightful place as leaders in their communities, their country and the world. Girl Scouting’s more than 100-year legacy of research, experience and results prove the success of our focus exclusively on girls and developing programs that meet their needs and interests in a safe, all-girl environment.”

Popular Disney movie “The Lion King” starts with the lion king and the lion queen of the Pridelands introducing their newborn son, Simba, to the animals of the savanna. All seems well, except Mufasa’s evil brother, Scar, secretly desires to be king. Along with his evil henchmen, the hyenas, Scar orchestrates a stampede that kills Mufasa. Simba, believing he caused the death of his father, secretly leaves the pridelands. With Simba presumed dead, Scar becomes king. Under his rule,ule, the pridelandsnds become a wasteland. teke In a stroke of luck, Simbaba runs into his oldld friend, Nala, in the jungle. Shehe tells him off the horrors offd Scar’s rule and begs Simba tooe return to the pridelands.

The event is sponsored by Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Depart- ment; Person County Arts Council; and PiedmontPi d t Community College.

For more information, contact the Kirby Box Offi fice anddGllGallery a t 336-597-1709 or visit its website,


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