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WHITEVILLE — They’re lean, green and on the screen! Don’t miss seeing heroes in a half shell when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville presents “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. The event is free, although donations are accepted.

Presented in partnership with the Columbus County Arts Council, the “Movies on Madison: Summer Cinema Series” shows outdoor, family friendly movies every third Friday of the month from May through September.

Kicking off the series is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1990). Through contact with a mysterious ooze, four turtles in the sewers of New York mutate into intelligent pizza-loving humanoids – Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo. They are mentored in the art of ninja combat by the wise rat Splinter and when the evil Shredder attempts to take over the world, the turtles set out to stop him.

The museum lawn opens at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Come early and enjoy educational activities for kids. This free, 93-minute film is rated PG. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a family-friendly event: no pets, coolers, alcohol or smoking permitted.

Upcoming Movies:
• Friday, June 16 – “Finding Dory”
• Friday, July 21 – TBD
• Friday, August 18 – TBD
• Friday, Sept 15 – TBD

Movie start times vary. For more information, please call the museum at 910-788-5100 or email Whiteville@naturalsciences.org. This series is made possible by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville and the Columbus County Arts Council.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, located at 415 South Madison Street, is a free science museum with interactive exhibits, outdoor learning and play areas, and collections featuring the nature of Southeastern NC. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Museum provides group tours and classes, public events and programs, and rental space. Contact the Museum at 910.788.5100 for more information www.naturalsciences.org/whiteville.