Imagine this: you’re floating in a swimming pool, relaxing, when all of a sudden, you see the jaws of a giant shark approaching — on a movie screen, that is.
This Saturday, you can do just that at the “jawsome” Float ‘N’ Flick event at Jeff Lee. As part of Movies in the Park, Float ‘N’ Flick will feature the film “The Meg” on the big screen at dusk July 6 at the pool.
“Bring your air mattresses or whatever, float the pool and watch the movie,” said McAlester Parks Department Head Gardener Robbie Patton.
The idea for Float ‘N’ Flick was introduced last year, Patton said, but it was canceled because the pool had to close. It was rescheduled for later in the year on the same night as a football game, and then it rained, so Patton said they’re hoping this year will be better.
“We’re gonna do it again this year before school starts, and we just want to see how it works — if everybody likes it,” Patton said.
Concessions will be offered at the pool, including popcorn. Designated areas around the pool will be set up for people to eat at, as eating in the pool will not be allowed. Other pool rules also apply during the Flick ‘N’ Float.
“The Meg” is rated PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language, according to IMDB.
The film will begin around 9 p.m., when “it’s dark enough to see the screen,” Patton said. Jeff Lee is at Third Street and Fillmore Avenue.
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