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Foxes, Fathers and Films at the Dallas Zoo – Father’s Day, June 17
Jun 11, 2012


Foxes, Fathers and Films at the Dallas Zoo – Father’s Day, June 17

DALLAS – June 11, 2012 – The Dallas Zoo serves as an official venue for the first annual Oak Cliff Film Festival with an outdoor showing of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” an Oscar nominated animated feature classic, at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 17.  In partnership with the Oak Cliff Film Festival, gates open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 (ages 3 and above; ages 2 and under are free), available at www.FilmOakCliff.com or at the Zoo the evening of the event.  Parking at the Zoo is included in the ticket price.  For additional information, visit www.DallasZoo.com.

Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy the ZooNorth Section of the park, including animal exhibits such as the new Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Wings of Wonder, Bug U!, and Primate Place. Prior to the film, the Zoo’s Animal Outreach team will be introducing a few friendly critters to the crowd.  The 8:30 p.m. movie screening will take place at the Cat Green Pavilion with beer, wine, and movie snacks available for purchase; no outside alcohol will be allowed.  In addition, the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and the Endangered Species Carousel provide the ideal activities for younger guests.  A short film festival awards presentation will precede the screening of the film. Included in the awards is a general public drawing for a free Bicycle courtesy of New Belgium Brewery.

“We are pleased to partner with the Oak Cliff Film Festival to present this family-friendly film to Zoo guests,” said Gregg Hudson, executive director of the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. “What better place to gather for an evening of family fun than the Dallas Zoo while supporting the arts in our own backyard.”



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About The Oak Cliff Film Festival:  Led by the founding members of the Aviation Cinemas team who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, the Oak Cliff Film Festival will seek to showcase “brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes” from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Denton, Austin, and Fort Worth as well as nationally and internationally.  The Festival is backed by the 501(c)(3) Oak Cliff Foundation, which purchased the Texas Theatre in 2001.


About the Dallas Zoo:  The Dallas Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is the largest zoological experience in Texas featuring a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The official airline of the Dallas Zoo is American Airlines. The Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). Admission is $12 for ages 12-64, $9 for ages 3-11 and 65+, and free for ages 2 and younger and Dallas Zoological Society (DZS) members. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, download the free iPhone app, visit www.DallasZoo.com, or call 469 554 7500.