Annual Float-In Movie is Friday

Dominic Huizenga Sr. and his son, Dominic Huizenga Jr., 8, were two of more than 200 people who enjoyed the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department’s annual summertime Float In Movie at Centennial Park Pool last August. This year’s event is Friday. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Dominic Huizenga Sr. and his son, Dominic Huizenga Jr., 8, were two of more than 200 people who enjoyed the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department’s annual summertime Float In Movie at Centennial Park Pool last August. This year’s event is Friday. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - Want something different to do with the family on a Friday night? Air up your pool flotation devices and head over to Centennial Park Pool for the Parks and Recreation Department's annual Float In Movie.

This year's showing is "Paddington," based on the children's book, "Paddington Bear," about a bear from darkest Peru who finds himself alone in London.

"We're very excited about this year. We've got a great movie planned," said Ryan Fruhwirth, the city's new recreation coordinator.

The cost of admission is $2.50 and the doors open at 7 p.m., said Fruhwirth, with the movie set to start at about 8:15 p.m., "Or whenever it gets dark enough that we can show the movie."

Concessions will be open at the city pool located at Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St. Fruhwirth said UniSource is the event sponsor.

"People can get food and drinks," said Fruhwirth, but he said people must bring their own tubes or other flotation devices and any children under 4 feet tall must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Getting there early might be a good idea. Fruhwirth said the event has met or came close to meeting the pool's 250-person capacity in recent years.

Fruhwirth is back with the city of Kingman for a second stint after spending the past eight years in Bullhead City's recreation department. He was raised in Kingman and worked for the city for a decade before leaving for Bullhead City.

"It's great to be back home," he said.