The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume Friday in Arkansas City with a family-friendly musical film at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St.
The film features a city of humanoid animals in which a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes even grander than he anticipates.
Next week, the Outdoor Movie Series will hit the road for the first time ever with a special showing in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The film will begin at dusk (about 8:50 p.m.) on the Kay County Courthouse lawn.
This outreach event by the City of Arkansas City is sponsored by Newkirk Main Street.
Three more movies in Ark City are planned every other Friday night through July 21, culminating in a sequel event to last year’s popular showing of “Finding Nemo” and free admission at Paris Park Pool.
All movie nights will begin promptly at 7 p.m. This year’s staggered “every other week” schedule allows for movies to be postponed until the following Friday in case of inclement weather.
A minimum of four movies are planned for this fall, including one in conjunction with the National Night Out kickoff party for the second straight year, for a total of 16 movies to be shown for free in 2017.
“We are so appreciative of the generous sponsors who make these wonderful events possible,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. “If you are interested in being a sponsor this fall or a nonprofit who would like to serve concessions, please call myself or Andrew Lawson at 441-4415 to discuss your options.”