NEW DATE! Miracle Mile Rockford is hosting another Movies on the Mile event in the Magna parking lot on Friday, September 16th. To celebrate Rockford manufacturing's rich history in space travel, we are showing FIRST MAN, an action packed adventure about the Apollo 11 moon landing. Gates open at 5:30pm, activities at 6pm. We will show a brief video highlighting Rockford's contributions before the movie begins at dusk. Free goody bags to the first 50 cars. The movie is rated PG-13, so more appropriate for older children.
Several local manufacturers will also be on hand, showcasing their amazing contributions, including a mini Mars Perseverance Rover! Sarah Treadwell, local Astrobiologist, Solar System Ambassador for NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and crew journalist for the Mars Desert Research Station will be on hand with space themed activities and demonstrations for families to enjoy before the show begins. She will also bring several telescopes to view Saturn and Jupiter, weather permitting. These booths will be accessible to everyone, not just movie goers.
This event is made possible by the Forward for Fun grant we received from the following sponsors: Hard Rock Rockford, Northwest IL Building Trades, City of Rockford, RACVB, Fehr Graham, RMTD, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 23, IBEW Local 364, Project First Rate and FurstStaffing.