June 18, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Movies at Founders Park Begin July 6-7

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board's annual Movies at Founders Park series begins July 6-7 and continues every Friday and Saturday night until August 24-25.

The eight-week movie series is a contemporary version of a drive-in theater, with films shown outdoors in downtown Springfield's Founders Park. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy new release films under the stars.

As in previous years, Friday is Family Night, Saturday is Date Night. All Family Night movies are rated G or PG. Date Night movies are rated up to PG-13. This season's complete movie line-up is available at springfieldmo.gov/founders/.

Admission to Movies at Founders is free with advance tickets, available starting the Monday before each film at:

The Park Board partners again this summer with Springfield And The Ozarks (SATO) 48 organizers to highlight several of the filmmakers who participated in the 2012 SATO 48film challenge.

Concessions are available. No smoking or alcohol allowed.

For more information, visit springfieldmo.gov/founders/ or call 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 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.