Save the Date: MOVIE – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Parents and their children will especially enjoy watching “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”, the FREE movie playing at the Many Community Center on Saturday, May 8, at 7 p.m. the theatre will open at 6:30

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD starts off showing a young Dora enjoying life with her parents and her cousin Diego in the jungle — until Diego and his parents move “to the City.” Young Dora looks directly at the camera, asking viewers to repeat words in Spanish, and believes that her monkey Boots talks to her — just like on the show. But in the movie, her parents consider it a quirk of her being homeschooled.

A decade later, a now teen Dora makes a breakthrough discovery that leads her parents on a mission to Peru to unearth a legendary Incan city. While they’re gone, they send her to live with Diego (Jeff Wahlberg) and his family in Los Angeles. For the first time in her life, Dora has to attend public school with kids who are decidedly uninterested in her earnest curiosity and friendliness. During a field trip to a museum, Dora and her friends are kidnapped and taken to Peru — but they escape with the help of Alejandro, a friend of her parents. Together they try to find her parents and the city of gold.

Parents need to know that Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a live-action adventure based on the beloved animated series Dora the Explorer. Since this Dora is a teen rather than a very young girl, the movie is geared toward slightly older viewers than the show. The story is a mix of fish-out-of-water high school comedy and true-to-Dora adventure and rescue mission. Expect some peril, including a kidnapping, an armed hostage situation, and several close calls with danger, injury, and drowning. Kids are chased and gassed, but there’s also lots of humor and slapstick, and everyone’s favorite explorer ends up completing her mission safely. Characters use a bit of insult language (“shut up,” “stupid,” “weirdo,” etc.), and there’s some flirting and a quick kiss between teens. Expect themes of teamwork, communication, compassion, courage, curiosity, and perseverance.

It’s a great movie to bring your children to, and older children 10 years old and above, and especially teenagers will especially enjoy “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”. IT’s a quirky adventure movie, and especially directed toward children aged 8 and up. Rated PG, it teaches young people some good lessons about role models. Parents do not have to be concerned about violence, drinking or drugs or sex scenes in this movie.

The theatre will open at 6:30 to give families time to purchase popcorn and soft drinks for only $1 each. The movie will begin at 7. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

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