Local families can have a pool party and watch a movie at an upcoming event.

Franklin Parks and Recreation’s Evening of Play starts at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Holly Johnston, community events and programs director, tells you what you need to know.

Where is it?

Franklin Family Aquatic Center, 396 Branigin Blvd.

How much does it cost?

Admission is free. Families can buy concessions.

Who can come?

Anyone can come.

What does Evening of Play entail?

We will have a pool party from 7 to 9 p.m. and then will start the movie at 9 p.m. The movie is “The Lego Movie.”

How did you get the idea?

Our Evening of Play is part of our Playful City USA distinction. For the past seven years, we have had a Day of Play or Evening of Play to celebrate. We decided on this particular event a few years ago so we could offer a free pool party and use our giant movie screen for a “dive in” movie. It is a fun event for people of all ages.