Moonlight Movies continue on the Square

What’s going on?

Moonlight Movies – “Where the Stars Meet the Square” – every Thursday night through the summer. A free movie shown around 9 p.m. (whenever it gets dark) on the outside wall on the west side of the Pharoah Theatre. People bring lawn chairs and blankets and set up in the parking lot at Maple and Liberty.

What’s it about?

“Family fun,” said Diana Collins in Independence.

The idea is to provide a free a community event and help familiarize people with what’s available on the Square, said Kimberly Kuchar, one of the McClain interns, Graceland University students carrying out various projects – including showing movies – this summer on and around the Square.

Is it a hit?

Last week, about 350 people showed up for “Toy Story II,” Kuchar said.

“We open this up to anyone who wants to come,” she said.

Is there something to eat?

Sure. Hot dogs, popcorn, pizza candy and soda are all on sale.

What’s the reaction?

“I think it’s fantastic for (people) to come out,” said Joe Whipple of Independence as he and dozens of others waited for Thursday night’s showing of “Willy Wonka & and Chocolate Factory.”

Is there more online?

What’s coming up?

Next week – “Kung Fu Panda”

July 8 – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”

July 15 – “The Princess and the Frog”

July 22 – “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

July 29 – “Babe”

Aug. 5 – “Monsters, Inc.”

Aug. 12 – “D2: The Mighty Ducks are Back!”

Aug. 19 – “Field of Dreams”