|2016 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 7 with sing-a-long version of “Frozen”|
On June 7, a “Sing-A-Long” version of a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of family-friendly films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
Through this program, a total of eight films will be shown on a 40-foot screen on the theatre stage on specified summer nights when musical productions are not scheduled. Beginning June 7, films will screen every other Tuesday during the theatre’s regular season, and then move to Saturday nights once the theatre’s summer season ends on Aug. 6. Films will begin between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m., depending on sunset, and the cost is only $1 per person. Gates open on movie nights at 7:30 p.m.
To kick off this year’s program, a sing-along version of “Frozen,” with on-screen lyrics with a magical bouncing snowflake to follow along, will be shown on June 7, and the 2015 version of “Cinderella” will be shown on June 21.
Other movie nights in the series include: a July 5 showing of “Minions;” a July 19 showing of “Inside Out;” an Aug. 2 showing of “ET;” an Aug. 13 showing of “Up;” an Aug. 20 showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off;” and an Aug. 27 showing of “Tangled.”
With the sole exception of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off;” which is Rated PG-13, all of this year’s films are rated PG. For more about this year’s film lineup, including ratings information, go to www.theatreinthepark.org/movies.” This year’s Movies in the Park presentations are sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health.
Please note that the theatre’s usual rain-out policy does not apply to movie nights. Due to licensing restrictions, if a movie has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, no refunds will be issued and no tickets will be revalidated.
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.