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Movies in the Park postponed

By Scott Mims

Thorsby’s Movies in the Park originally scheduled for Friday night has been postponed due to a time conflict with the Peach Jam Jubilee.

The event will resume Friday night, July 9 in Richard Wood Park with the showing of “Planet 51.” The movie will begin about 8 p.m.

Thorsby Fire Chief Lee Gunn said the weekend of July 4 will be skipped due to the town’s Independence Day celebration on Saturday night, July 3.

“When you get too much going on, people are stretched a little thin,” Gunn said.

Attendance for Movies in the Park has averaged between 250 and 300 people per week, Gunn estimated. This is the second year the town has hosted the event. It is coordinated by volunteers from the fire department.

“The fire department has done a good job,” Mayor Dearl Hilyer said. “They’re keeping it cost-effective and yet make it something of value to the citizens.”

The only problem this year is that a couple of the movies have skipped during playback. The town has notified the company that provides the DVDs and hopes to have another movie night, but this has not been confirmed.

Those who attend on July 9 will be able to purchase concessions and apply for a free smoke detector for their home. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

For more information, call the Thorsby Fire Department at 646-3725.