The Winston-Salem Dash and the Winston-Salem Police Department are teaming up for a free Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, October 22.
Gates open at 5 p.m., and the hit Disney movie Zootopia begins at 6:30 p.m.
While admission is free to the public, attendees are encouraged to make a donation of cash, blankets or canned goods. These generous donations will go to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the Winston-Salem Police Department to be more effective in improving public safety. The Foundation focuses on community outreach, funding and raising resources to assist the Police Department in making Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life. More information on the organization is available at wspolicefoundation.org.
Parking is free of charge, and concession stands will be open for fans to purchase food and beverages. Admission in the Kids Zone will also be free, and the concourse will feature several free carnival games around the ballpark. Prior to the start of the movie, members from various districts of the Winston-Salem Police Department will showcase their police cars, motorcycles and bike patrol bicycles, along with their rescue and hazardous device vehicles. Members of the K-9 unit will be on hand, too.
“This is a great opportunity for the community and members of the police department to come together and improve our relationship, while enjoying a fun-filled evening and a movie,” said Chief Barry D. Rountree of the Winston-Salem Police Department.
“Every movie night at BB&T Ballpark has been special, but this one means even more,” Dash President Geoff Lassiter said. “We invite the community to take part in a great evening of friendship and fun.”
Should inclement weather hit the Winston-Salem area on October 22, the make-up date is Sunday, October 23, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and the movie starting at 5:30 p.m.
An animated film that features the voices of Jason Bateman, Bonnie Hunt and many other Hollywood stars, Zootopia follows the journeys of a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist, who try to expose a conspiracy regarding the disappearance of various civilians in the city of Zootopia.