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Spring Movie Series Celebrates Spielberg

Feb 20, 2015 11:16AM ● Published by Shawna Meyer

The Viridian Event Center’s spring movie series will feature five popular films from Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg.

The Viridian Event Center aims to unite the West Jordan community through its free events and entertainment. Since the center opened in 2012, it has hosted a free movie series around Halloween, Christmas and the approach of spring. The theme for this spring’s movie series is writer, director and producer Steven Spielberg.

“We pick a different theme for the spring series, and there’s just a ton of classics you can pick with Steven Spielberg. We picked five different films that represent different areas of his work . . . We knew we could get a lot of good titles that way,” Viridian Event Center Manager Tyler Curtis said.

Every Monday in March, the Viridian Center, at 8030 South 1825 West, will feature a Spielberg movie from a different genre. The screenings are free. There will also be free popcorn while supplies last. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own snacks as well.

The movie on March 2 will be “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” On March 9, the film is “Lincoln.” The movie “Jaws” will be shown on March 16. On March 23, “Saving Private Ryan” is scheduled. The last showing on March 30 will be of “Jurassic Park.” All of the screenings start at 7 p.m.

Some of the movies on the schedule won’t be appropriate for young children. “Lincoln” and “Jurassic Park” are both rated PG-13, and “Saving Private Ryan” is rated R.

“Obviously, the ratings are there for a reason, so we ask that people are mindful of the ratings. They should judge appropriately whether or not it’s for them or their families,” Curtis said.

Curtis is most excited to watch “Jaws” because it’s been a while since he last saw it. He always gets excited about these screenings because they’re  free and a lot of fun.

“Being a library, we’re all about free events; we love free. The film screenings are a way to provide quality, free entertainment to the community,” he said.   
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