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Family Friday Movie Series continues on Friday the 13th

 Unknown Image What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with the latest spooky installment in the 2016 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series on May 13?

The 2016 series continues at 7 p.m. May 13 with the 1984 classic comedy, “Ghostbusters,” sponsored by The Stock Exchange Bank. Due to inclement weather, the film will be shown at the Agri-Business Building, 712 W. Washington Ave.

An update/sequel film, starring female characters, will debut in theaters July 15.

A total of seven more movies are planned each Friday night through June 24 (except June 3, due to PrairieFest), including two more doubleheaders and a special movie night event at another location.

All movie nights will begin promptly at 7 p.m. each Friday under the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St.

The full schedule of movies for this spring can be found here.

Promotional materials such as posters will be made available to media upon request.

The 2015 Outdoor Summer Movie Series was a huge success in the debut season for the new V.J. Wilkins Memorial Stage at the rotunda, with particularly large crowds viewing “Big Hero 6” and “Frozen.”

A special fall showing of “Inside Out” drew more than 300 people to the rotunda last November, despite colder temperatures. City officials hope to show more movies this August and during Arkalalah.

The projection equipment, sound system and stage all were made possible by a grant received two years ago from the V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation, in order to promote the arts throughout the city.

For more information, call City Manager Nick Hernandez at (620) 441-4415 or Mendy Pfannenstiel at (620) 442-1280.