Big Screen on the Blackwater season to close Friday with the Polar Express

Published on December 16, 2014 with No Comments

Ring in the Christmas season this year along the Blackwater River in Milton with the final night of Big Screen on the Blackwater.

The final movie of the three week series will be the animated film “The Polar Express.”

On the night of Christmas Eve, a boy witnesses a train called the Polar Express, that is about to embark to the North Pole. The conductor lets the boy board the train. The boy meets other children, including a girl and a know-it-all kid. When the train goes to pick up Billy, the hero boy applies the emergency brakes to let Billy on, who at first declined to board but changed his mind. The adventure continues at the North Pole as the hero boy looks for his lost friends.

At the end of the film, the kids request the hero boy to show the bell but he witnesses a hole in the pocket, therefore losing the bell. He is devastated for the loss, but regains his spirit after Billy is taken home. The hero boy is taken home and everyone else bids him farewell. The next morning, the boy’s sister wakes him up to open presents, including the bell he lost. The parents hear nothing from the bell and the boy leaves it on the table. The bell only rings for those who truly believe.

Big Screen on the Blackwater is sponsored by Tom Thumb stores and concessions this week are available through Grover T’s and King Middle School.

Santa will also be making an appearance in downtown Milton this Friday as he is taking time from his busy schedule to visit all the good little girls and boys. Santa will arrive at the South Pavilion at 5 p.m. and will be leaving to make his way back to the North Pole around 7:30 p.m.

Weather should not be a factor this Friday, but if it is too cold outside, don’t worry. You can watch the movies from the comfort of your car.

“We are going to have a 25-foot inflatable screen alongside the Blackwater River,” said Katie Nichols, the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department’s events coordinator. “You can watch the movie from the comfort of your car and tune in with your radio to enjoy this free outdoor holiday –themed movie.”

The movies will start at 6 p.m. on South Willing St. in Milton.

The City of Milton Parks Department is asking as a courtesy to other movie goers, no smoking please.

Don’t forget to check out our website for information regarding all city sports and activities at or contact the Milton Community Center at 983-5466.

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