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The Wizard of Oz is the first of eight August movies at The Theatre in the Park
POSTED: 07/10/2014
An Aug. 5 screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is the first of eight movies being shown during August as part of The Theatre in the Park’s summer Movies in the Park program.

Through this program, a variety of films are being shown on a 40-foot screen on the theatre stage on specified nights when musical productions are not scheduled. Once the theatre’s regular season of Broadway-style musicals comes to a close on Aug. 9, family-friendly films move to Saturdays and some classic films of more adult interest will be shown on each Tuesday night through August.

All films will begin at 8:45 p.m. and the cost is $1 per person, paid on-site.

August movies will include an Aug. 5 showing of a special edition of “The Wizard of Oz;” an Aug. 12 showing of “When Harry Met Sally;” an Aug. 16 showing of “The Goonies;” an Aug. 19 showing of the “Easter Parade” starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland; an Aug. 23 double feature of “Peter Pan” and “Cinderella;” an Aug. 26 showing of “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon; and an Aug. 30 showing of “The Lego Movie.”

For more about this year’s film lineup, including ratings information, go to Five evenings of this year’s Movies in the Park presentations are being sponsored by Capitol Federal.

The Theatre in the Park is located north of the main entrance to Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road in Shawnee. Please be aware Renner Boulevard will be closed from 87th Street Parkway to 84th Street this summer due to a road construction project. During the construction, the Renner Boulevard entrances to Shawnee Mission Park and The Theatre in the Park will only be accessible from 79th Street or Midland Drive.

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