Outdoor Film Series To Begin Season 16

Published 3:14 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Downtown Film Series committee announces Season 16 of the award-winning Stars Under The Stars. Begun as a Leadership Farmville project in 1997, the Series has brought over 40 timeless motion pictures back to the big screen for the Farmville and surrounding communities. Spanning all film eras and genres, the movies are presented in the grassy outdoor venue of the Downtown Crute Stage and have included such classics as Rear Window, High Noon, Casablanca, Grease, and many more.

The 16th season kicks off on June 14 with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in 1964's Viva Las Vegas (not rated). On July 12, Audrey Hepburn portrays a princess who sneaks off during a tour of Rome and meets newspaper reporter Gregory Peck in the romantic comedy, Roman Holiday (1953, not rated). And finishing out our Sweet 16th season on August 9 is Gene Wilder in the classic 1971 version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (rated G).

Major sponsors for this year's film series include Central Virginia Regional Library, Farmville Sweet Shop, Putney Mechanical, Real Living Cornerstone. Donations provided by Lib's Place and Pepsi. Special thanks to The Farmville Herald and the Town of Farmville.

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The Downtown Crute Stage is located on the corner of Main and Fourth Streets. Parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the courthouse. Please note there is a no pets policy.

Admission is free, and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for sale. In the event of rain, films will be shown the following evening. Programs begin at dusk, so be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information on the series, visit: facebook.com/starsunderthestars.