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The Arts Council to screen The Lorax on Friday
Lorax
Animated character Lorax, voiced by Danny Devito, is shown in a scene from "Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax." - photo by Associated Press

Allow the kids one last summer indulgence this weekend. The Arts Council will be showing "The Lorax" as the last of its annual summer Movies On The Green series.

The animated sensation will screen at dusk on Friday, Aug. 24, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., SW in Gainesville.

Gates will open at 7:30 with activities for children before the movies starts. Tickets are $3 for Arts Council members and students, and $5 for nonmembers.

The G-rated animated movie is an expanded take on Dr. Seuss’ tale.

Ted (Zac Efron), a resident of "Thneed-Ville," an encapsulated city of complete artifice, where even the "trees" are mechanical and fresh air is a commodity sold by diminutive tycoon, Mr. O’Hare (Rob Riggle).

Ted likes a girl named Audrey (Taylor Swift) and Audrey wants nothing more than to see a real, live Truffula Tree, and Ted wants nothing more than to be the man who brings it to her.

Armed with a splendid voice cast and a gorgeously rendered landscape, the film pays great homage to the illustrations of Dr. Seuss.

For tickets call 770-534-2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net. Tickets will also be sold at the gate.

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