Atmore, 'Meet the Robinsons'
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore residents get your sweaters, gloves and blankets ready and visit the future Saturday night with the Robinsons.
United Bank will be entertaining local families with the movie "Meet the Robinsons" at the athletic field behind the fire station on Pensacola Avenue Saturday at 6 p.m.
Leigh Anne Russell with United Bank said the Screen on the Green event is something personnel at the bank thought would be great entertainment for local residents.
"We had talked about it before and thought it would be something fun to do," Russell said.
This is the first ever United Bank Screen on the Green and Russell said it may not be the last.
"If this works well, you may see some more of them next spring or summer, so bare with us if there are some technical difficulties," Russell said at the Atmore City Council meeting Tuesday morning.
"Meet the Robinsons" was chosen as the movie by Atmore residents who stopped by the bank to vote by the end of the day last Friday. The choices were "The Goonies," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Star Wars," "Princess Bride" and "Meet the Robinsons."
"The Goonies" was the second choice for Screen on the Green.
According to the official DVD Web site at www.disney.com, "Meet the Robinsons" is a "thrilling adventure that takes you to a whole new world full of imagination and surprises."
The story is about a young inventor named Lewis who goes on a time-traveling mission to meet the family he never knew. Lewis travels to the strange world of 2037 and discovers he is the key to saving the world. He learns that he is going to need assistance from the odd Robinson family in order to save the world, who "help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself."
Russell said at the council meeting that people will need to bring their own seats for the event, but that there will be a few drinks and snacks available.
"We're going to have a couple of groups serving drinks and snacks during the movie as fundraisers," she said. "So people need to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, drinks and snacks and come watch a movie in the park."
Audio Plus is providing the audio and Pepsi is allowing United Bank to borrow a semi-truck to hang a tarp from to use as a screen. There is no admission for the event.
Russell asks that people not park on Craig Street in case there is an emergency and the fire trucks need to leave from the fire department on Pensacola Avenue. Parking will be available in the playground area behind the YMCA or on Pensacola Avenue in front of the YMCA.
As for the weather Saturday night, according to www.weather.com as of press time, the high for the day will be 70 degrees and the low will be 51 degrees. So, grab those jackets and come out for United Bank's Screen on the Green.
Atmore Advance publisher Adam Prestridge contributed to this article.