June 26, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 11

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 11, bringing new release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park, 330 E. Water St. The series continues every Friday and Saturday night until August 30.

The eight-week movie series is a contemporary version of a drive-in theater. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening under the stars.

The series includes a special “drive-in” movie screening during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Friday, Aug. 8, at the Springfield Expo Center East Field.

Concessions are available. No tobacco, alcohol or pets allowed.

The season’s complete movie line-up is available at http://parkboard.org/founders_park/movies . As in previous years, Friday is Family Night, Saturday is Date Night. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13. Feature films begin at dusk.

Admission to Movies at Founders Park is free with advance family 4-pack tickets, or $5 at the gate. Free tickets are available the starting Monday before each film screening at the following locations:

The Park Board partners again this summer with SATO48 to highlight several short films produced by local filmmakers in the 2014 SATO48 film challenge. SATO films will be screened prior to the feature films on Saturday nights.

For more information, visit http://parkboard.org/founders_park/movies or call the Mediacom Ice Park at 417-866-7444, or the Springfield-Greene County Park Board office at 417-864-1049. For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-837-5724 or 417-224-5510.