Town of Mansfield, CT
4/9/2016 - 07/29/2016: Moonlight Movies: Star Wars


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film also features new contributions from composer John Williams and sound designer Ben Burtt, whose familiar palette of sounds have helped define the Star Wars universe.

Rated PG13
Runtime: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Dog Lane Café invites you to start the fun early with a specially themed dinner! The July menu will be:
- Kai’ Lo Mein (Julienne Vegetables, Udon Noodles, Sesame Ginger Soy Sauce)
- BB-8 Pork Sliders (BBQ Pulled Pork, Cheddar Cheese, Cole Slaw)
- The Dark Side Chicken (Blackened Chicken, Mango Salsa)
- Tattooine Flatbread w/ Sarlaac Sauce & Boba Feta (Basil Pesto, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, & Feta Cheese)
- Maz’s Fish Taco’s (Blackened Mahi Mahi, Shredded Cabbage, Rey’s Chili- Lime Aioli)
and Wookie Cookies (Chocolate, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, & Coconut)!

Bart Roccoberton, Director of UConn's Puppet Arts Program, will talk about the use of puppets in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a special pre-film presentation at the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry. The discussion is free, open to the public, and begins at 7:30 PM.

Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be fun, hands-on activities for children on the Town Square. In July, the Mansfield Discovery Depot and Educational Playcare will provide the fun. Snacks will be available for purchase, including water from the Mansfield Fire Fighter's Association; healthy snacks from the Mansfield Downtown Partnership; and fresh-popped popcorn from the Mansfield Advocates for Children. The UConn Dairy Bar Ice Cream Truck will also be on hand, serving up everyone's favorite sweet treat!

The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry will be open for extended hours and will offer a free tour of their current exhibits, The Bureau of Small Requests: Puppetry and Animation of Laura Heit and The World of Puppetry: From the Collections of the Ballard Institute. The tour begins at 7:00 PM.

Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. The Dog Lane Parking Lot offers free parking with a 2 hour limit. Handicapped parking is available in these locations as well.

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