Free Screening of Wall-E August 1

If you want a free night out with the kids, the City of Springfield’s Environmental Services is hosting a showing of the Disney/PIXAR film Wall-E on Thursday, August 1.

The movie will be shown at an outdoor event at the Peace Through People Pavilion in Nathaniel Green/Close Memorial Park, 2400 South Scenic, beginning at 7 p.m..

“Wall•E is a great movie to help tackle the topic of waste with kids and adults alike,” Ashley Krug, Environmental Services Sustainability and Market Development Coordinator, said in a statement. “You can’t help but care about this little robot and wonder if the world he lives in may be ours someday. It makes us all consider what we can do as individuals and as a community to keep that from happening.”

The event will also include hands-on activities related to environmental education. The activities will be put on by Environmental Services’ Solid Waste division, the Discovery Center and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The movie begins at sundown and free popcorn will be provided.

The showing is part of the “Enviro Flick” film series the city is using for education and to spur conversation in the community on environmental issues.

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