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Dive In Movie

by Luke Osteen

Highlands Pool offers the animated Thanksgiving classic “Free Birds” as its Dive In Movie offering, Friday, November 1.

If you’ve ever despaired that no one in Hollywood would ever recognize the existential crisis faced by turkeys in November, well, the compassionate staff of the Highlands Rec Department have a treat for you.

Highlands Pool will screen the animated comedy “Free Birds” at 6:30 P.M. Friday, November 1.

Talking turkeys take to time travel in a bid to alter history and remove turkeys from the Thanksgiving menu for all times. In the tradition of comedic do-gooders like Laurel and Hardy, and Hope and Crosby, and Doc Brown and Marty McFly, things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Family-friendly lessons are learned and there’s even time for a G-Rated romance between one of the time-traveling turkeys and a hen from the 1600s.

It’s all delivered with a healthy dose of gentle humor and the stunning revelation that, though they’re not terribly clever, turkeys are really kind of cool. And sweet.

The pool opens at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7:00. Admission is $5 and includes a bag of popcorn. The water is kept between 82 and 83 degrees, so it’s always comfortable. If you’d rather sit on the side, there are lounge chairs available and heaters to keep you warm in the cooler months. For more information, call (828) 526-1595.

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