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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Horton Hears a Who at Knoxville Zoo
Horton Hears a WhoJune 16, 2009 - Going to the movies becomes an adventure with the debut of Zoovies presented by Fowler’s Furniture at Knoxville Zoo!

On Friday, June 26, the zoo will screen the Dr. Seuss favorite Horton Hears a Who. This family favorite features Jim Carrey as the voice of Horton the Elephant as he struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton Family Kids Cove tent. In addition to some wild time to play in Kids Cove, Zoovie-goers will also get to meet some zoo animals and take a carousel ride on the “Fuzzy-Go-Round”. (Additional charge for carousel rides.)

Fowler’s Furniture is providing one family the chance to be the evening’s VIPs with the Fowler’s Furniture Front Row Family contest. The lucky winners will receive free admission for four people to the event and have front row seats in recliners reserved just for them. You can register to win in person at Knoxville Zoo or any Fowler’s Furniture location. You may also register online at www.knoxville-zoo.org. The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 24, at 4:00 p.m. and the winning family will be notified the evening of June 24.

Knoxville ZooAdmission to the event is $6 per person, and $5 per person for zoo members. Guests under 2 years of age are admitted free. Parking for this event is free. For more information, visit Knoxville Zoo’s website at www.knoxville-zoo.org or call (865) 637-5331, extension 300. Zoovies at Knoxville Zoo is sponsored by Fowler’s Furniture and B97.5 FM.

Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org
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