Pine City Parks & Recreation will host a new event this year on Friday, August 14th at the Westside Park & Beach. Beginning at 8:30 PM, guests will be welcomed to the first “floating” movie night featuring a 1959 film titled Attack of the Giant Leeches. The horror/sci-fi film is just 62 minutes in length and is sure to leave viewers speechless.
“In a time when there are so many canceled events, our team wanted to end the summer with a little light-hearted fun,” said Stacy O’Rourke, the new Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Pine City. “What better way to enjoy the park than an after hours movie?”
So, what is the film about? A quick Google search shared the highlights of the film as a backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don’t believe them.
The special event will be set up to allow for guests to watch the movie from the beach or from the water, depending on their preference. All guests will need to bring their own chairs, floating tubes or lifejackets. “We will allow guests to float in the deep areas of the beach as long as they are wearing a USCG rated life jacket. Younger kids must also have life jackets if they are in an area that is over their head. “ O’Rourke continues, “Lifeguard staff will be on site to ensure safety and physical distancing policies are followed.”
For those brave enough to attend and watch the blood sucking monsters on the big screen, the gate will open for seating at 8:00 PM. The event will follow the same guidelines for number of guests and physical distancing as the daily rules. You can learn more about Westside Park & Beach online at pinecitygov.com/parksrecreation on the City website.