The 2017 Fall Friday Family Movie Series will end at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in Arkansas City with a Disney movie at the Agri-Business Building, 712 W. Washington Ave.

Beauty and the BeastThe 2017 live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” cosponsored by the Optimists and Soroptimists of Arkansas City, is a new PG-rated adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. It stars Dan Stevens and Emma Watson.

The movie had to be rescheduled from Nov. 3 at Wilson Park due to cold, rainy conditions that day. It instead will be held in the north end of the Agri-Business Building so weather will not be a factor.

“We are so appreciative of the generous sponsors who make these wonderful events possible,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. All told, a total of 16 sponsored movies were shown for free in 2017.

“We would like to thank the local Optimist and Soroptimist clubs for stepping up to help us to round out this year’s slate of films,” said Public Information Officer Andrew Lawson.

“The city also would like to express its appreciation to both Ark City Daily Bytes and Rogers Family Dentistry for agreeing to co-sponsor our ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ doubleheader on such short notice, even though there were very few opportunities to advertise their sponsorship beforehand.”

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.

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