Hundreds Turn Out for Free Downtown South Bend Screening of Frozen

Downtown South Bend Film Series

Friday night was filled with family fun in downtown South Bend. Close to a thousand fans of Disney’s hit animated film Frozen showed up for a free showing on the grid iron at the former College Football Hall of Fame. Families packed the field with blankets and popcorn for the 9:30 pm showing.

Hundreds of young girls, many dressed in their finest princess outfits, waited in line to meet with the movie’s main pseudo-villain, Elsa. The Disney princess took photographs and signed autographs from her royal carriage.

Frozen's Elsa in Downtown South Bend

The event is part of a host of summer events hosted by DTSB, a non-profit “dedicated to the continued growth and prosperity” of the city’s central business district. South Bend’s elected officials, business and civic leaders have made a concerted effort to boost engagement and make downtown a destination for the entire region to eat, play and live.

Activities ranged from balloon animals to painting Frozen-themed magnets. A horse-drawn carriage ride was also available for families.

Frozen is the second in a three-part summer film series at Gridiron Plaza in downtown South Bend at the corner of Washington and Michigan Street right next to the South Bend Chocolate CafĂ©. The next film will be Steven Spielberg’s modern-day classic Jurassic Park. The showing for that dinosaur-themed adventure will be held on Saturday, August 23 at 9:30 pm, weather permitting. It is free and open to the public.

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