NEWBERRY — Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head to Memorial Park on Aug. 15 for the City of Newberry’s Moonlit Movie Night. Warner Brothers’ The Lego Movie, released earlier this spring, will be shown.
The last outdoor movie was in 2012 with the showing of Scooby-Doo, said Scott Sawyer, director of parks, recreation and tourism for the city of Newberry.
The movie will begin around dusk at approximately 8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church in Newberry will provide free popcorn for the community.
Sawyer said the part of the street where the stage is generally for Oktoberfest will be blocked off and part of Mckibben Street in front of the Opera House will be blocked for the safety of movie-goers.
Southern Outdoor Cinema will provide an inflatable screen and sound system for the showing. The event is paid for out of the city’s special events fund as a part of the annual budget.
“The company believed it (Memorial Park) was a great setting for it,” Sawyer said. “Just like everything the city does — it’s a service. It’s been one of our most popular.”
Prior to the movie, the city will present a slideshow with updates on recreation programs and other events in the city.
Sawyer said the city conducted a survey to see what people would most like to see. Disney movies were high up there, but Disney has specific date ranges that outdoor movies are available for showing.
“It’s always neat to do this,” Sawyer said about movie nights.