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Plans Announced For Movies In Springfield's Parks This Summer

WAMC

      Movies will play in public parks in Springfield, Massachusetts this summer.

Movies will be shown on three consecutive weeks beginning July 17th with  “Homeward Bound”, followed by “Tarzan”, and wrapping up the series with “Up.”   

The movies will be shown starting at dusk Monday nights at Kenefick Park, Wednesday at Blunt Park, and Friday at Forest Park. Admittance to the shows is free of charge, according to the city’s parks director Pat Sullivan.

"Our goal is to bring families out and enjoy a summer night," said Sullivan at Wednesday's announcement of the summer movie series.

The city purchased an inflatable 17-foot by 37-foot screen, sound system, and projector for $19,000 with the plan to show movies in the parks annually.

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