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Calling all monsters: Come to Hotel Transylvania

A free animated movie for the whole family is set to play at Meinig Park Saturday


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:  - Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler), right, speaks with fatherly grace as he instructs and protects his daughter, Mavis, (voice of Selena Gomez) from humans by building a place for her in Romania, far from human influence.Come one, come all. Especially bring the kids to a Saturday night movie.

Where else but in Sandy could anyone find all of the world’s scariest creatures? They’re found wherever the film “Hotel Transylvania” is shown.

Nominated for a Golden Globe award this year, the animated film will delight children, and adults who see it for the second time may be more impressed with the story of a monster father trying to protect his daughter from humans.

“Hotel Transylvania” is the animated story of Dracula (voice by Adam Sandler), who created a place where he could shield his daughter, Mavis (voice by Selena Gomez), from the world and the people who destroyed her mother.

To celebrate her 118th birthday, Old Man Drac plans a party and invites every monster in movie history, but a wayward, 20-something backpacker dude named Jonathan (voice by Andy Samberg) wanders into the party.

Predictably, Mavis wants to give her heart to the backpacker wandering the world to find his way in life.

The film has a lot of amusing monster humor, and eventually viewers discover that some monsters are not as good as others at party games.

The film is rated PG for some mildly scary scenes, but is a delightful movie when viewed by the entire family.

A sequel, titled “Hotel Transylvania 2,” is scheduled to be released in theaters on Sept. 25, 2015.

The 91-minute movie is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in front of the Dale Nicholls Main Stage in Meinig Memorial Park.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The event is free and family friendly. In case of rain, the show will be moved to the Sandy Community Center.

For more information, call 503-668-5569.