Colfax movie series to show “Jurassic World” November 14
By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — Now that autumn is upon us, the days are much shorter, and darkness arrives early in the evening.
And when it’s dark in the early evening, you know what that means, don’t you?
Movies in the Colfax Municipal Building auditorium!
The Colfax Commercial Club will be showing the 2015 movie “Jurassic World” at the Colfax Municipal Building Auditorium on November 14 at 7 p.m.
The Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group has done a superb job of renovating the auditorium, but the nine windows in the auditorium do not yet have shades, noted Scott Gunnufson, president of the Colfax Commercial Club.
Without coverings for the windows, the only time movies can be shown is after dark — during the shorter days of autumn and winter, he noted.
The Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group has already spent more than $100,000 on electrical upgrades for the municipal building and the auditorium and on painting the auditorium and refinishing the floor.
Part of the proceeds from “Jurassic World” will go toward coverings for the windows.
If the windows have shades, then many different groups can make use of the auditorium for showing films or holding other events in the afternoon, and the Colfax Commercial Club could show matinee movies at any time of the year instead of only during the evening in the fall and winter, Gunnufson said.
Lisa Ludwig, director of the Colfax Public Library, said that coverings for the windows would be helpful if the library holds an event or a presentation in the auditorium during the afternoon when the sun is streaming through the windows.
“Jurassic World” is the fourth movie in the “Jurassic” series. The Jurassic World resort, located off the coast of Costa Rica, is home to a variety of genetically-engineered dinosaurs.
According to the Swank Motion Pictures website, “In this thrilling fourth installment of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins an Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who’s an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park’s animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day.”
“Jurassic World” is rated PG13 and has a runtime of 124 minutes.
Admission to “Jurassic World” at the Colfax Municipal Building auditorium will be $4 per person.
The movie will be shown through a licensing agreement with Swank Motion Pictures.
The Colfax Commercial Club listed several movies on its Facebook page and asked visitors to vote on which movie they wanted to see November 14.
“Jurassic World” received the most votes, with “Despicable Me 2” coming in a close second.