Community invited to free showing at Webster Theater

BEE?Inspired Program and advisory council to host screening of ‘Grease’

Area families are invited to attend a special showing of the movie “Grease,” on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at The Webster Theater, 610 Second St.

The screening is sponsored by the Bee Inspired Program and advisory council.

The classic musical set in the 1950s. The movie covers many of the big high school moments for the characters of Sandy and Danny at Rydell High: the big pep rally, the school dance, worrying about image, and falling in love. June 2018 marks the film’s 40th Anniversary.

The mission of the Bee Inspired CAPP Program is to empower all youths to make healthy informed decisions through education and community awareness in Hamilton, Humboldt, and Wright Counties, as well as the GHV School District Area in parts of Hancock and Cerro Gordo Counties. This includes increasing youth and adult conversations. It is important for parents, caregivers, and other adults to be askable, build bridges with youth by using teachable moments to talk about “tough topics,” and continue to learn ways to “bee approachable.” According to Tiffany Larson, BEE Inspired CAPP coordinator, the Council felt that this film was made in the 70’s, was set in the 50’s, and shines a light on issues that are still relatable to youth today. She said the goal is for members of the community to attend the movie; with parents/caregivers or other adults and youth attending together. From there, with the help of a discussion guide, be encouraged to go home and have open dialogue on these various topics.

Larson pointed out that the movie is rated PG but due to mature themes and topics, the film is recommended for people 12 ad older. But the council is leaving that to the discretion of parents and caregivers.

There will be a disccsion guide distributed at the event to encourage conversations following the movie.

The movie is free of charge and seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. The concession stand will be open and patrons will be responsible for purchasing their own snacks.

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