Trying Bonding Via the Big Screen

What the hell is the Village at Fairview trying to pull? They're screening family-friendly movies for free on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer and, get this, inviting families to come watch them. Together. We're a little bit suspicious, as frankly, the idea of watching a movie as a family is a distant memory, one that conjures the intertwining smells of overheated VHS tape, Jiffy Pop and Mom's Coors Light as we all jostle for the position closest to the TV. Don't we all have our own laptops, TVs and phones so that we don't have to spend time together looking at the same screen? But if this strange outmoded custom of watching the same movie as your kids sounds like a good idea, Megamind screens at dusk sometime after 8 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Commons stage between Gloria's and the Purple Cow at the northeast corner of Stacy Road and U.S. Highway 75 in Fairview. Call 972-549-4010 or visit
Sat., July 2, 8 p.m., 2011


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