Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hosting Free Park & Play Movie Night Featuring “Shark Tale”

Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals will host a “Park & Play Movie Night” for the community featuring a presentation of “Shark Tale,” Thursday, Sept. 1, activities begin at 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Samaritan Hospital employee parking lot, corner of 17th and Eagle streets, Troy.

Produced by DreamWorks Animation, “Shark Tale” is an animated comedy about a pint-sized underachieving fish named Oscar (voiced by Will Smith) who has grand aspirations. The film also features the voices of Robert DeNiro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, and many others. Free popcorn will be served for the presentation.

The movie will be preceded by a meet and greet with local firefighters, police, and emergency medical personnel. The public will be able to tour a fire truck, police car, ambulance, and medevac helicopter. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from some of Troy’s favorite restaurants.

The event is free of charge and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcomed. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Space is limited and available on a first come basis. For more information, please call Katlyn at 518-271-3367.

The event is part of the “Healthy Future, Healthy Troy” campaign, and Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals’ Troy Master Facilities Plan to transform health care in Troy, Rensselaer County, and surrounding communities. For more information on the campaign, please visit

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