Relaxing under the stars with your closest friends on a Friday night in Norman has never been the same since the Norman Arts Council introduced Movies in the Park. The NAC is proud to announce the remaining films to be played throughout the 2011 summer.
On August 5, 2011, all are invited to enjoy the comedic talent of Danny Kaye in “The Inspector General” (1949). “An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town’s corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise. Fearing he will discover they’ve been pocketing tax money, they make several bungled attempts to kill him.” (Courtesy Daniel Bubbeo, IMDB)
August 19th brings a romantic tone with “Charade” (1963), starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. “Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?” (IMDB)
The Movies in the Park series closes out the summer on September 2 with Vincent Price in “The Last Man on Earth” (1964). Based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, guests will be familiar with the basic story due to the 2007 film of the same name starring Will Smith.
All films are shown at the lawn north of the Santa Fe Depot (200 S. Jones Ave., Norman, OK 73069) at Main Street and Jones Avenue beginning around 9:30 pm. The space is provided by the Performing Arts Studio.
The Norman Arts Council could not have made the Movies in the Park series possible without the assistance and support of the sponsors, volunteers, and enthusiastic community members who love classic films and the City of Norman.
The Movies in the Park is made possible in part by support from the Norman Chamber of Commerce, Gray Owl Coffee, Performing Arts Studio, Arvest Bank, Mark McClellan and Sean Ensz, and the Cinematic Artists of Norman. For more information, call 405-360-1162.