RiverRun Marketplace Drive-In to present ‘Paddington 2’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 14, 2021

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WINSTON-SALEM — The RiverRun International Film Festival is offering a free Fall Family Night screening of the 2017 film “Paddington 2” on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Marketplace Cinemas at 2095 Peters Creek Parkway. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lobby of Marketplace Cinemas will be open for both concession purchases as well as restroom use.

Less furry stars of the movie include Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw (as the voice of Paddington), and British acting stalwarts Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Imelda Staunton.

The free screening is sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics. 

“The RiverRun team is thrilled to offer this free community event that the whole family is sure to enjoy,” said Rob Davis, RiverRun executive director. “We are, as always, thankful to Salem Smiles for all of the support that they have provided to RiverRun over the years and so appreciate them sponsoring this screening, We hope to see lots of folks on Oct. 23 — what’s not to love about Paddington?”

Festival sponsors include: title sponsors — National Endowment for the Arts, UNCSA; presenting sponsors – Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, City of Winston-Salem, Millennium Fund, MullenLowe Mediahub, Parkway Lincoln, Wake Forest University; marquee sponsors — Forsyth County, Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys at Law, Nelson Mullins, North Carolina Arts Council. PNC, Reynolds American, Inc., Salem Smiles Orthodontics, Visit Winston-Salem.

 The 24th RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 21-30, 2022.