Cinema by the Canal continues its summer series of outdoor film screenings for all ages with “Here Comes The Boom,” Wednesday, July 31, at Lewes Canalfront Park. This four-part film series is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Friends of Canalfront Park and Citizens Bank.
In the comedy “Here Comes the Boom," former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. Budget cutbacks at the school jeopardize the continuation of its music program, which would result in its teacher, Marty (Henry Winkler) being laid off. Concerned for both his colleague and his students, Scott attempts to raise the $48,000 necessary to keep the music program alive. At first, he works as a night instructor for a citizenship class. One of his students, Niko (Bas Rutten), approaches him to get some outside tutoring and Scott reluctantly agrees.
When Scott arrives at Niko's apartment, he realizes that Niko is a former mixed martial arts fighter. While watching the UFC at Niko's apartment, Scott learns that the loser of the fight receives $10,000, which gives him the idea of raising the money by fighting in MMA himself. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
The film will begin at dusk, 8:15-8:30 p.m., at Canalfront Park, 211 Front St. in Lewes. Admission is free. Bring chairs or blankets and insect repellent. For more information, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.