Rogstad to sponsor free matinee for kids Dec. 22
By James Grob, firstname.lastname@example.org
You might be able to find miniature versions of Elsa, Anna, Olaf or Kristoff later this month at the Charles Theatre.
They’ll probably all be enjoying some popcorn together, as they watch animated versions of themselves on the big screen.
“There have been a lot of kids talking about going to this movie,” said Jeremy Rogstad of State Farm Insurance, about Disney’s latest blockbuster, “Frozen II.”
“I just wanted to support the kids in the community with a free movie,” he said.
For the second consecutive year, Rogstad is sponsoring a matinee of a children’s movie at The Charles. All kids 12 and under will get into the showing of “Frozen II” free at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Doors open at 1 p.m. Adults will pay regular admission.
As an added Christmas bonus, all kids who come in costume depicting one of the Frozen characters will get a free kiddie combo — that’s popcorn and pop.
“There are a lot of kids who don’t get a lot of things, and a movie might be a big deal for them for Christmas,” Rogstad said. “It sells out quick, a lot of people show up, so it will be a lot of fun.”
Rogstad did the same thing last December, when the movie was “The Grinch.” At the time, he and his family were in the process of moving to town.
He started as Charles City’s new State Farm Insurance agent in January, relocating to the community from Lake Mills and taking over the agency, located at 717 Kelly Mall, from Tom Rouse, who retired.
“Charles City is a great community. We’ve felt very welcomed here,” Rogstad said. “My kids are loving the Charles City school system, and it’s been a great transition for us.”
He said his four children — ages 18, 14, 11 and 9 — have made lots of friends. The business is doing fine, and the family has settled into a house on a quiet street.
“We’ve enjoyed a lot of the things in down,” Rogstad said. “I just really enjoy what Charles City has to offer, and it’s been a great move for us.”
“Frozen II,” rated PG, will be playing at The Charles from Dec. 13-26. Regular admission prices will be charged for the 7 p.m. daily showtimes.