August 3- Showtime at Sundown with “The Smurfs”
by Cate Murway

Embrace small town festivities, as they are drenched in positive experiences!
Much of historic Bristol on the Delaware’s charm rests in the retention of its small-town character amid the innumerable decades of surrounding growth and modernization.
Bristol is rich in heritage, a place of history and mystery, and still serves up large portions of fun.
Looking for a great location for an outdoors family film with spectacular river views? The 1681 riverfront town of Historic Bristol on the Delaware fits the bill.

On Friday, August 3, please join us for the Bristol Borough Community Partnership’s 9th Annual Family First Movie Night for a movie in the park after dark!
The BBCP is a public/private collaboration committed to fostering positive development of youth and families, by reducing substance abuse, delinquency, violence and school dropout among youth, and thereby strengthening our community.
Some of the monies for the BBCP programs, a nonprofit collaboration of Borough residents, officials, business people and service providers are raised at the Burger nights.
BBCP Chairperson Bobbie Enke along with help from Borough resident Joseph “Joe” Ciambrello bring back playtime. They have scripted the Bristol Borough outdoor movie party and the family flick evening is now claimed as a rite of summer, the perfect place to take yourself and take the kids.

“The Smurfs”, Rated PG; 103 minutes was originally released last July and is a simple tale of bold adventure. The screening will begin as the blue skies darken and dusk sets in and will be enjoyed under the stars in the Bristol Lions Park. 
C’mon everyone, come carefully stake out your spot.
There's something magical about lying back on low-back lawn chairs and comfortable blankets and watching your favorite movie with hundreds of others on a warm summer evening. Enjoy a family-friendly movie in the great outdoors.

“There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing.”

Under the moonlight, watch the action–packed journey as the Gargamel chases the small blue fictional Smurf creatures out of their village into the middle of Central Park. The diminutive blue Smurfs are “haut comme trois pommes”, a mere three apples high, depicted as 7½ inches, and they are stuck in the ‘Big Apple’. Cheer them on as they find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

“NO Smurf gets left behind!”

The blue-eyed Smurfs can walk and run, but often move by skipping on both feet. In the film, they can run up to 10 feet per second and have a vertical leap of 4-12 inches.
The Smurfs originally started out as a comic book, by Pierre Culliford [1928 – 1992], dubbed ‘Peyo’, the Belgian comics artist best known for his creation of “The Smurfs” comic strip. In homage of this, a Smurfs comic book plays a pivotal role in the film.

The language is simple. A characteristic of the Smurf language is the frequent use of the undefinable word "smurf" and its derivatives in a variety of meanings. They frequently replace both their nouns and verbs in everyday speech with the word "smurf":
So come smurfing to the Delaware River on August 3, 2012.

What would a great film be without popcorn?
The film and refreshements are free thanks to local sponsors.
Bring the family and have some old time summer fun.

Police Chief Arnold Porter and Mayor Robert A. Lebo are always pleased to watch the crowd as they create some great family memories, enjoy the sunset and the entertainment.

Thank you to our benefactors.
The tantalizing wafts of freshly popped buttered popcorn will entice you as you meander down toward the wharf. Mark DeWitt Carter, proprietor of Mark Carter Photography & Digital Design Group on Mill Street loaned his machine for the evening.

The free cool juice drinks are donated by the Wawa on Green Lane & Farragut Avenue and the crispy cheese crackers are a donation from the Lance, Inc. and Snyder's of Hanover, Inc. Company.

Margaret R. Grundy Youth Services Librarian, Shirley Mills Hickey along with the Teen Club members, students in grades 6-12, will assist the “youngins” at the activity table while they flock to the crafts assortment, to color and assemble their own paper crafts.
Students from Philadelphia Biblical University will also man the craft tables.

Board member/volunteer Gary H. Bodenschatz will greet and register the guests ranging from ages of 1 to 100, to the open-air cinema.
The cost of admission is a smile and a thank you!

Matt McAlack, Calvary Baptist Pastor of Youth and Outreach and his wife, Michele did much to help coordinate this evening event. They both work full-time at PBU and serve part-time at Calvary Baptist.

Family, friends, food and fun! Money is an issue?  Remember, it’s FREE!
Don't forget a jacket in case the summer breezes pick up.

“Must... have... SMURFS!”

The noteworthy history, the pictorial scenery, the plethora of spectacular events and family fun and entertainment, and the food establishments that overlook the water are all wonderful but it’s the people who make it special. It’s all about connections.
Traditions connect the community. You’ll feel it at every corner.
Visit historic Bristol on the Delaware for another healthy dose of small town America.

N.B. Rain Out Location-
Family Movie Night will be held in the auditorium of the Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Green Lane if there is inclimate weather, beginning at about 8:00 PM.

Italicized quotes are film phrases from “The Smurfs”.

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2011 movie night - Jess Graves Photography