Polar Express headed to DeFuniak

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

The Polar Express, a 2004 computer animated musical Christmas fantasy, will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 on Baldwin Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Streets in downtown DeFuniak Springs.  

Family Movie Night is a feature of the DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee and is provided free of charge. This event is also sponsored by Monarch Aviation. The film will be shown outdoors on the street so patrons should bring blankets and chairs for their comfort. 

“Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas just like the movie characters,” said Debby Richards who heads up this project for the committee. “This is such a great family film with a G rating and we want everyone to get into the early Christmas spirit by joining us on the Polar Express.”

Starring Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett and Eddie Deezen, the film also features Tom Hanks in six different and distinct roles. The film was Michael Jeter’s last acting role and is dedicated to his memory. The film centers around a doubting young boy who boards a magical train to visit Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Taken from the book written by Chris Van Allsberg, the story spins into incredible adventures so wonderfully depicted in this digital animation process.

The film is provided free of charge and everyone, young and old, is encouraged to come out and “get on board!” Concessions will be available and families are reminded that Christmas Reflections opens at 5 p.m. on the same evening so you may want to make it a full family evening.

For further details, call the DeFuniak Springs city hall at 850-892-8500.