IMS Presents Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Screening

The INDYCAR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 are just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities to join like the pre-release red carpet screening of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" at IMS.



On May 12th, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway presents this special screening in Pagoda Plaza during the INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend. This is exciting news because the film won't be released national released until Friday, May 19th. The fun family film, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" is the fourth movie based upon the wildly popular children's book series by author Jeff Kinney.

In "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," a Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to become famous. Based on one of the best-selling book series of all time, this family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget.

"The addition of a red-carpet screening for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul' further enhances the INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend as one of the best family-oriented events of the year in Indianapolis," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "It's a perfect fit and a great honor for us to host this event featuring the stars from such a popular movie and book series on both Friday and Saturday."

Among the celebrities attending the screening will be "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" stars Alicia Silverstone, who plays the character Susan Heffley, and Jason Ian Drucker, who plays the "Wimpy Kid" character Greg Heffley. Also in attendance will be director David Bowers and author Kinney.

The group will stick around to see the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series in person Saturday, May 13, with Silverstone and Kinney waving the green flag for the fourth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix on the IMS road course. Author Kinney also will hold an open book signing Saturday morning prior to the race near Pagoda Plaza.

Friday evening's event starts at 7:30 p.m., with a variety of family-friendly activities taking place in advance of the 8:30 p.m. screening of the highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film. Tickets for the family-friendly event are free, but very limited, so be sure to check the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website via the link provided for news on this event.

The thrill of racing at the track starts the weekend of the May 12-13 with the Verizon IndyCar Series action on the IMS road course. Races in all four Mazda Road to Indy ladder series also will take place during the May 12-13 event, providing a full schedule of exciting open-wheel action.

Get Your Race Tickets

Visit IMS.com to buy tickets and learn more about the INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 12-13 and 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28.



Photo Credits: IMS/Kinney

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