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-Free outdoor, family-fun event also includes activities and food-
One of Delaware’s most historic estates will host an outdoor screening of the DreamWorks film “How to Train Your Dragon—The Hidden World” on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The event will take place on the lawn of the Buena Vista mansion located at 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), in New Castle, Del. Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs or they may sit directly on the grass. Insect repellent is recommended. Between 6:30 and 8:15 p.m., activities will include the Professor Looney Photo Booth. Tasty treats will be available from Kona Ice of Elkton/Newark, the Plum Pit Food Truck, and the Sweetest Rose Cupcake Company. Screening of the film begins at 8:15 p.m.
Admission to Movie Night at Buena Vista is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and rescheduled to Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at the same time. For notice of cancellation, or for questions, call 302-323-4430, or visit https://www.facebook.com/BuenaVistaConferenceCenter.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a 2019 American computer-animated action fantasy film loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film’s plot follows Hiccup seeking a dragon utopia called “The Hidden World” while coming to terms with Toothless’ new bond with a female Light Fury.
The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was built between 1845 and 1847 by John M. Clayton, United States secretary of state from 1849 to 1850 under presidents Taylor and Fillmore, and United States senator from 1829 to 1836, 1845 to 1849, and 1853 until his death in 1856. The home later became the residence of C. Douglass Buck, governor of Delaware from 1929 to 1937 and United States senator from 1942 to 1948. Buena Vista and its grounds were donated to the state by the Buck family in 1965 and now serve as a conference/event center administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.