July 03, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 5

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 5, bringing new release movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. The series continues every Friday and Saturday night until August 24.

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.

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. The season’s complete movie line-up is available at springfieldmo.gov/founders.

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 2013 SATO48 film challenge. SATO films will be screened prior to the feature films on Saturday nights.

Concessions are available. No smoking or alcohol allowed.

For more information, visit springfieldmo.gov/founders or call the Mediacom Ice Park at 47-866-7444, 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 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.