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For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2015
Media Contact:
Trenae Floyd

More than 200 watch Disney blockbuster thanks to Commissioner Jordan


Left: Commissioner Jordan welcomes a family from District 1 to her movie night event at Lake Stevens Park. Middle: Families bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the night’s feature, Big Hero 6. Right: Parents and their children line up to receive free hot dogs, popcorn and sodas for the featured movie.

(MIAMI, FL) – Families in North Miami-Dade County recently brought lawn chairs and blankets to see Disney’s blockbuster hit Big Hero 6. Thanks to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, more than 200 children and their parents feasted on hot dogs, popcorn and sodas during the flick that lasted one hour and 42 minutes. Some parents worked double duty Friday night as kids watched portions of the movie, then dashed to the playground area while at Lake Stevens Park.  

“This has been one of the largest crowds since I began featuring movies for families and their neighbors,” said Commissioner Jordan. “I’m hoping these events will continue gaining traction because this is how taxpayer dollars should be spent – helping the community during rough economic times.”

The District 1 Movie Night was sponsored by the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation and the Office of Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan.