Movies under the Stars


The city of Hillsboro for the second year is sponsoring Movies under the Stars at Liberty Park, which is slated to begin in under two weeks.

The summer movie series is free and will be held at the Liberty Park Amphitheater. All movies will begin at dusk. According to Heather Collins with the city of Hillsboro, food vendors Cow-A-Burger and DP Grill will alternate the events, and no matter which food vendors are present, there will always be popcorn available.

Beginning on June 3 with “Toy Story,” the series is scheduled to run through the end of July. The rest of the dates and movies are: June 10 — “Cars,” June 17 — “The Goonies,” June 24 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” July 1 – no movie, July 8 – “Farmland,” July 15 – “Monsters Inc.,” July 22 – “Frozen,” July 29 – “Jumanji.”

The Farm Bureau will be on hand for the July 8 showing of “Farmland,” Collins said. As previously reported, “Farmland” is a documentary that showcases the lives of six young farmers who now run their family farming businesses.

Movies under the Stars is an event that started last year as part of the city’s economic development endeavors, Collins said. Having the free summer movie series is a way to get people to Hillsboro and give them something free to do, she said.

“We had a lot of interest,” Collins said, in the event last year which helped expand this year’s offerings and include more kid-friendly options, too.

Collins suggested that people bring chairs and blankets, and to not forget the bug repellent.

Any cancellations because of weather will be posted on the city’s Facebook page, “City of Hillsboro, Ohio.”

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.
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