Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and Cox Communications Invite Families to ‘Cox Movies Under the Moon’

Free Outdoor Movie Event Featuring Big-Screen Hits to Benefit Hospital and Cox Charities

Falls Church, VA – (May 23, 2011) — Bring the kids and a blanket – and settle down under the stars for four nights of box-office hits. From Thursday, June 23, through Sunday, June 26, Cox Communications will host its annual Cox Movies Under the Moon® at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax. The free outdoor film festival offers family–friendly entertainment and benefits Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and Cox Charities.

“This is Cox’s ninth year bringing Movies Under the Moon to the community, and we are pleased to say that every year, the event gets better and better – both in terms of entertainment and what we are able to contribute to our community,” says Allen Roberts, VP Operations, Cox Virginia. “For the first time this year, proceeds from Movies Under the Moon will go toward Cox Charities, which supports youth education in Northern Virginia, in addition to the hospital.  We appreciate the community’s support in coming out for this great event and giving back in a fun and meaningful way.”

Cox Movies Under the Moon

6:30 p.m.   Field opens
8:30 p.m. (or dusk)    Movies begin

Thursday, June 23: The Wizard of Oz (PG)
Movie Look-a-like Contest: Come dressed as your favorite character – best costume wins the prize!

Friday, June 24: How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
PET NIGHT! Bring your leashed pet to the festival. We will be holding a pet trick contest – best trick wins! Prizes for pet night are provided by The Happy Woof.

Saturday, June 25: Iron Man 2 (PG-13)
Come dressed as your favorite superhero – best costume wins the prize!

Sunday, June 26: Real Women Have Curves (PG-13)
¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) Come for tasty Latin treats!

Van Dyck Park
3730 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA

Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs, and purchase hotdogs, fresh popcorn and other treats from on-site vendors. There will also be pre-movie music each night, including the City of Fairfax Band on Thursday and Nocturnal Rush on Friday. Funds raised from the event will go to programs at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and Cox Charities. The event raises an average of $10,000 each year.

The films are shown using state-of-the-art digital projection on a giant 40-foot by 20-foot
outdoor screen with a Dolby surround sound system. Cox is partnering with the City of Fairfax to present the event. For more information, call the hospital Event Hotline at 703-776-2235 or visit Cox Communications’ website.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is a 186-bed full-service children’s hospital devoted to the healthcare of infants, children and adolescents. It is Northern Virginia’s only pediatric tertiary care center and includes a full-service pediatric emergency department, the area’s only pediatric intensive care unit and the region’s largest neonatal intensive care unit. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Inova relies on the support of the community to achieve its mission to provide world-class medical care to patients close to home.

Cox Charities awards grants to qualifying organizations for education programs that further the academic achievement and development of youth through science and technology, mentoring, literacy, and other areas. Cox Communications has a long history of supporting the communities it serves through donations and in-kind services. Cox Charities enables Cox to focus its giving and leverage its business partnerships to accomplish more on behalf of children.

About Inova Health System:
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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