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Friday, September 30, 2022

DOH-Marion’s BRAZEN program to host free movie night for families

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s (DOH-Marion) risk-avoidance program, BRAZEN, will host a free movie night this week for local families.

DOH-Marion is collaborating with the Marion County Children’s Alliance and the Community Council Against Substance Abuse to host the family-friendly event, “Friday Night Done Right,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 at the Marion Theatre, which is located at 50 S Magnolia Avenue in Ocala.

Those in attendance will be treated to a free showing of the 2004 film “Napoleon Dynamite.” The PG-rated movie is about a nerdy, socially awkward Idaho high schooler named Napoleon who tries to help his friend, Pedro, get elected as class president. He also deals with some school bullies and his quirky family at home.

The cable TV network Bravo ranks “Napoleon Dynamite” at number 14 on its list of the 100 all-time best comedies.

While admission to the movie is free, guests are encouraged to visit the Marion Theatre website to reserve seats online.

“Friday Night Done Right” is a program offered by DOH-Marion and other nonprofits to provide families with a fun, free, and safe event that is designed to avoid poor outcomes associated with being involved with drugs, alcohol, and other risky behavior.

For more information about this event, please contact the Marion County Children’s Alliance at 352-483-5990.