The Anthem Community Board is hosting a free family movie night of “The Little Rascals” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16.
“‘The Little Rascals’ is a movie everyone needs to see, whether you’re a little kid or just for nostalgia,” said ACC Communications Director John Safin. “And we give bonus points to anyone who comes in with alfalfa hair.”
The event is free for Anthem residents and free treats and snacks will also be available to go along with the family movie.
“You can’t beat that any day of the week,” Safin said.
He added that all people need to do is register to attend the event on the civic representative so they can make sure there are enough snacks for everyone.
The council has provided a synopsis of “The Little Rascals” for those unfamiliar or just in need of a refresher.
The story begins with Spanky, who is the president of the “He-Man Woman Haters Club” with many neighborhood school-aged boys as members. His best friend, Alfalfa, was chosen as the driver for the club’s award-winning go-kart, called “The Blur”, in the annual Soap Box Derby-style race. However, when the announcement is made, he is nowhere to be found. The boys catch Alfalfa in the company of Darla – a girl. Alfalfa is not like his friends because he is in love with Darla and unfortunately threatens the very existence of their “boys only” club.
The club members do their best to separate them, eventually causing their beloved clubhouse to burn down. Darla is mistakenly led to believe that Alfalfa is ashamed of her, so she turns her attention to Waldo, the new rich kid whose father is an oil tycoon. Further trouble arises when their prized kart is stolen by neighborhood bullies Butch and Woim. How to win the big race and its trophy?
Along with having to rebuild the clubhouse, the boys need a new set of wheels. They unite to create “Blur 2: The Sequel”. Before race day, Spanky and Alfalfa reconcile and decide to ride the two-seater kart together.
Friday movie nights are hosted by the ACC approximately once a month. The next screenings will be “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Friday October 21 and “Elf” on Friday December 16.
Family movie night
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Anthem Civic Building Community Hall, 3701 W. Anthem Way