Swim With Tom Cruise at the MHCC Aquatic Center
Posted: June 8, 2012
Want to see a movie? What better way to spend a summer evening than floating in the big pool at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) while watching Tom Cruise on the big screen.
After five years on hiatus, the MHCC Aquatic Center Dive-In Movie Special makes a return to the big screen this summer. At sunset, around 7:15 p.m., families and friends are welcome to spend time floating, splashing and swimming in the College’s 50-meter Olympic size pool. Film classics such as “Mission: Impossible” and other crowd favorites will be played on the electric scoreboard for viewers of all ages.
“We wanted to bring back Dive-In Movies as a fun event for the community,” says Steve Hula, manager of aquatics and recreation. “It provides a nice way for people to relax in the big pool on a hot day while enjoying movies for no extra charge.”
Movies start Friday June 29 with Disney’s “Enchanted” and continue on July 6 and 13 with “Dolphin Tale” and “TinTin.” Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 31 will feature “Rango, “Madagascar,” “Mission: Impossible” and end with “Kong Fu Panda 2.” Prices are the same for open swim, $4.50 for adults, $3.25 for children 18 and younger and seniors. MHCC students, staff and pool members’ admission is free with current ID or punch card. There is no extra charge to see the movie.
“This event is great for people of all ages — everyone loves to lounge in the big pool and float around,” notes Hula.
So suit up for the summer! All movies will begin at 7:15 p.m. and don’t forget your flotation toys.
Dive-In movies aren’t the only activities the Aquatic Center is hosting this summer. Day camps begin June 18, Monday through Friday. Come learn about the outdoors and explore the grounds of MHCC’s Campus with Camp Central, Rock Climbing, Outdoor Adventure and other camps. Online registration is now available at www.mhcc.edu/AquaticsRegistration.
For more information about Dive-in Movies and Summer Camps, call the MHCC Aquatic Center at 503-491-7243 or visit www.mhcc.edu/aquatics.
By Amber Patton