(June 9, 2009) - The Myriad Botanical Gardens is set to entertain families and film-fanatics alike with its new series of FREE outdoor movies debuting later this month. “Screen on the Green” will premiere at 9 p.m. on June 21 on the Gardens’ Activity Plaza west of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Two movies will be screened this summer and one will be presented in early fall.
“This is an idea we’ve been working on for a very long time,” said Allan Storjohann, Myriad Gardens manager. “Thanks to the Myriad Gardens Foundation, we’re now able to make it happen.”
The three films selected for this year’s program include:
“Singin’ In the Rain”
July 19 “Casablanca”
October 11 “The Wizard of Oz”
The films in June and July will begin at 9 p.m. The October film will begin at 8 p.m.
“Screen on the Green” is hosted by the Myriad Gardens Foundation, which provides capital and educational support to the Gardens through its membership and special fundraising projects. Event sponsors include Sonic-America’s Drive-In and Cox Communications.
“For us, it’s the opportunity to offer classic, family-friendly movies in a refreshing, new environment,” said Debora Morey, Executive Director of the Myriad Gardens Foundation. “Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a film classic under the Oklahoma sky?”
For more information about “Screen on the Green,” contact the Myriad Gardens at 297-3995, or visit www.myriadgardens.com.