Meridian, Idaho, the free outdoor movie series resumes on Friday

Sparklight Movie Night resumes Friday with “Sonic The Hedgehog,” after last week’s event was canceled due to “underage unrest with disruptive behavior.”

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Meridian Parks and Recreation’s Sparklight Move Night the series will resume on Friday after the event was canceled last week.

The June 17 event was canceled due to “widespread concerns centering that minors were loud with disruptive behavior and causing altercations”, during the first movie night of the summer on June 10.

The community is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to Settlers Park in Meridian for the screening of “Sonic The Hedgehog” on Friday.

Meridian Parks and Recreation said changes had been made ahead of Friday’s Sparklight movie night, including increased security and staffing. The Settlers Park cinema area will be fenced off and attendees will be given wristbands.

Following “disruptive behavior”, parents or guardians must be present for anyone under the age of 18 to enter the movie viewing area. Minors will not be admitted to the event without a parent or guardian.

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Every Friday evening, the films will be shown on a 30-foot inflatable screen. The fenced seating area of ​​the Settlers Park will be designated for the community to set up blankets and chairs.

After dark, Settlers Park is closed outside of the movie night seating area boundaries. Officials said unaccompanied minors will be asked to leave the park after sunset.

Meridian’s outdoor movie nights are sponsored by Sparklight, the College of Western Idaho, Advanced Therapy Care and VCI Audio Entertainment.

Originally, Meridian Parks and Recreation intended to host the 16e season of the annual Sparklight Movie Night with a new movie every Friday night from June 10 to August 19. The summer series will continue until August 19 after the June 17 cancellation.

For more information on Sparklight Movie Night and to see the full summer schedule, Click here.

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Andrea G. Henderson