Beat the Heat: THE SECRET GARDEN

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Watch Trailer Director: Agnieszka Holland
Writer(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett, Caroline Thompson
Cast: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse

Featuring a special presentation on pollinators by Teresa Caldwell from the Athens Soil & Water Conservation District.

Learn about milkweed, monarch butterflies, bees and more.

Children will be given Info booklets and seed packets to start their own “secret garden”.

Film Screening of “The Secret Garden” to follow.

A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle’s estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants’ brothers, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family friendly films with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 101 min101 MIN
G Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

The result is an instant classic -- rich, dense, resonant, powerful.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe