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Fall Friday Family Movie Series resumes Oct. 13 at Wilson Park

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ doubleheader, 2 more films planned in next 4 weeks

Guardians of the GalaxyThe 2017 Fall Friday Family Movie Series will kick off at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in Arkansas City with two Marvel hits under the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St.

The 2014 smash surprise “Guardians of the Galaxy” will kick off the weekend, followed by its sequel from earlier this year, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” with a start time of approximately 8:15 p.m.

In the first installment, a group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

The sequel follows the Guardians as they fight to keep their newfound family together while unraveling the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Both films are rated PG-13, so parental discretion is advised for all families. Admission is free.

The fall movie series will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 under the rotunda with a special showing of the John Candy comedy classic, “The Great Outdoors,” sponsored by the Arkalalah Executive Committee.

The movie will cap an evening of celebration as the restored BNSF train engine is unveiled during a unique 2017 Arkalalah Festival kickoff event. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Park.

The fall movie slate will wrap up at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 with Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”

This year’s staggered “every other week” schedule allows for movies to be postponed until the following Friday in case of inclement weather.

“We are so appreciative of the generous sponsors who make these wonderful events possible,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez.

All told, a total of 16 sponsored movies will be shown for free in 2017.

“If you are interested in being a sponsor this fall or you represent a nonprofit that would like to serve concessions, please call myself or Public Information Officer Andrew Lawson at (620) 441-4415 to discuss your options,” Hernandez said.