VFW and Legion to host free movies for youth

The Owego VFW Post 1371 in Owego, along with the American Legion Post 401 are hosting a free movie show for youth. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, there will be two free movies for youth with a showing of Smurfs 2 at 6 p.m. at the Tioga Theatre for younger kids, and a showing of The Wolverine at 8 p.m. for older kids. Each child who attends will also receive a free soda and popcorn.

There will also be a bike giveaway after each show, with one boy’s and one girl’s bike donated by Dick Burns given away, for a total of four bikes! The free movies are in place of the traditional kids’ picnic, according to Dave Bensley of the VFW.