The 2012 computer-animated DreamWorks film “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” will be shown outdoors and free of charge Saturday, Aug. 17 in the field next to Mount Vernon Recreation Center as part of Cinema Del Ray.
Attendees can start showing up at 7 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at dusk.
Area Realtor Jen Walker sponsors the Cinema Del Ray screenings on the third Saturday of May, June, July and August.
Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit down and get comfortable for the movie. Popcorn, candy and soda will be for sale.
Pets are not permitted.
“Madagascar 3” follows the heroes of the first two films in the series—Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—as they continue their voyage back home to New York. Their journey takes them through Europe, where they find cover as a reinvented traveling circus.
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston and many others lend their voice talents to the movie.
“A bit crammed but not too crowded, zipping along at a well-modulated, rarely frenetic pace, ‘Madagascar 3’ generates considerable excitement with a pair of circus-act climaxes that even the excessive use of Katy Perry’s ubiquitous pop single ‘Firework’ cannot entirely extinguish,” Variety film critic Justin Chang wrote.
The PG-rated film runs 93 minutes. It grossed more than $742 million at the box office.
Check out the attached trailer above.