WILKES-BARRE – Giving back to the community it serves, the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will sponsor its fourth annual free movie for children and their families Saturday.
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, with law offices in Kingston and Scranton, is offering area families a reprieve from the holiday hustle and bustle by offering a free movie Dolphin Tale at The Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre.
The event is open to all children 12 and under and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and families will be treated to a pre-show which will include a sing-a-long and a juggler. The movie will begin at 2 p.m.
Sue Greenfield, business manager for Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, said free popcorn and a choice of water or juice will be available. Plus, families will receive a free fleece blanket.
The event gives people a chance to take a break and spend it with their children, Greenfield said. It is a busy time of the year.
Last year the law firm offered a free showing of Santa Paws. She said it was a fun time for everyone and the attendees were very appreciative.
We usually get about 1,000 people in attendance, Greenfield said. The Kirby Center can seat roughly 1,800.
The event was first brainstormed by the law firm in an effort to give back to the communities it serves.
Our annual holiday movie at The Kirby has become a way for us to celebrate the holidays with the community where we have lived, worked and raised our families for decades, attorney Joe Quinn said. We know a lot of people in our community are struggling in a sluggish economy, and we hope our small gesture will help bring a smile to their faces.
Dolphin Tale, with its inspirational message of believing in the impossible, is a true story about a young boy, Sawyer, who befriends an injured dolphin, named Winter. Winter has to have her tail amputated due to her injuries. But with the friendship of Sawyer, marine doctors and a prothestist, Winter accepts a prosthetic tail and develops a new lease on life.
Hanger Inc., the provider of orthotic and prosthetic services and products, was the company that developed the new tail for Winter. Greenfield said the company has a location in Wilkes-Barre, and will be donating some items for the event.
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will hold a free movie, Dolphin Tale in the Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. The event is free for children 12 and under and their families. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The pre-show starts at 1:30 p.m. The movie begins at 2 p.m. This is a free event; seats are on a first-come basis. Free popcorn, water or juice and a fleece blanket will be provided.