Dive-In movie rescheduled, Wilson Park pool still set to open

A crew installs a diving board while a hose slowly fills the pool at Wilson Park last week in preparation for the 2012 season which kicks off this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The first Dive-In movie of the season at the Wilson Park pool has been rescheduled “due to unseasonably cold weather,” according to city officials.

Tonight’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Dive-In movies at the Wilson Park pool.

Staff photo

The annual series was set to debut tonight at sunset with a showing of “The Muppets,” on an inflatable screen above the pool. The film will instead be shown at sunset on June 8.

The rescheduling will not affect the opening of the pool, which is still set for 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The pool was originally set to be open from June 8 through Aug. 12, but will open one week early this year.

City officials have said the decision was based on a mild winter which resulted in Fayetteville school children being released for summer break sooner than anticipated.

As usual, admission is free on opening day. After that, regular admission is $2 for kids ages 15 and under and $3 for adults.

The lineup for this year’s Dive-In movie series is:

June 8 – “The Muppets”
June 15 – “Cars 2”
July 6 – “The Adventures of Tinti”
July 20 – “Up”

Wilson Park pool hours

Tuesday through Friday
10 a.m. to noon – Swimming Lessons
noon to 1 p.m. – Adult Lap Swim
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Open Swim
5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Adult Lap Swim and Swimming Lessons
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Family Swim

Saturday and Sunday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Open Swim

*The pool is closed on Mondays