City to offer free movies in the parkThere's no need to shell out the big bucks for families wanting to watch a movie on the big screen. On select Thursdays this summer, the city will offer free showings of popular movies at Delucchi Park.
'Kung Fu Panda,' 'Wizard of Oz' among showings Thursday nights at Delucchi Park
The films will be shown at twilight--approximately 8:30 p.m.--on a screen measuring 26 feet. The park will be open to the public at 4 p.m. with seating cordoned off in sections. To accommodate for the best viewing, blanket seating will be in the front, low lawn chairs in the center, and taller chairs in the back.
Viewers are allowed to bring their own food, but are encouraged to clean up after themselves. Downtown clothing store Thriving Ink is said to be providing popcorn.
The showing will be PG-rated "Kung Fu Panda" July 9, an animated film starring Jack Black which was nominated for an Academy Award. It will be followed by the classic "Wizard of Oz" July 23, which is rated G; "School of Rock" Aug. 6, rated PG-13; and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the first in the Indiana Jones trilogy, Aug. 26, rated PG-13.
The park is located on First Street, between West Angela and West Neal streets. For more information, call the Parks and Community Services Department at 931-5340.