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Radio station partners with GHPRD for film series at Harris Riverfront Park

May 21, 2019

HUNTINGTON — In conjunction with Kindred Communications and 97.9-FM, The River, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District is putting a new twist on the outdoor family film series.

The new series will be called Movies on The River, and marks a return of film to the Riverfront. Although the park district has hosted Cinema Under the Stars for the past few years at Heritage Station, the move will give more folks a chance to see the films at the Riverfront which was home to Starlight Cinema at Harris Riverfront Park from 2008-10 and produced by the Arena, which then ran the park.

Movies On The River will kick off on Friday, May 31, with a screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Other films that will be shown this summer will be “Grease” on Friday, June 28, “Black Panther,” on Friday, July 26 and “We Are Marshall” on Friday, Aug. 30.

Movies on the River is presented by the Little Caesars, Mountwest Community & Technical College, Results Companies and Clark’s Pump N Shops, Greater Huntington Parks & Recreation, 97.9 The River, 93.7 The Dawg and Kindred Communications.

Pick up your free ticket at participating Clark’s Pump N Shops and Little Caesars locations. Or get in for $2 a person or $5 for an entire family. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. There will be inflatables and concessions. Films will be shown at sundown.

Brady said they price everything family-friendly with $1 popcorn and $2 soft drinks so that everyone can afford to bring their family out to the event.

“We are going to have movies on the river sponsored by The River,” Brady said. “It is a good night to get out, you know how beautiful it is on the river. When the sun goes down the movie starts which will be cool because everybody will be there for sunset on the river which is spectacular.”

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