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The Hesston Record
347 B Old Hwy 81
Hesston, KS 67062
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Summer Blockbusters In Your Back Yard

Posted 5/18/2017

Record Staff

This summer Hesstonians will have the opportunity to attend our very own outdoor theater.

On June 10, The Hesston Chamber, in cooperation with The Hesston Record and Excel Industries will be hosting a screening of the latest Disney hit, Moana in the grassy area behind Excel Industries.

Hesston Chamber Director Becky Galloway said, “We’re doing something fun for the community.”

Galloway said the movie nights, which are scheduled for June 10, June 24 and July 1, will feature the films Moana, StarWars Rogue One and Sing. All of the films are family-friendly. 

Hesston Record Publisher Robb Reeves said families can now have a night at the movies right in their home town.

“We are happy to work with the chamber in getting the word out about these movies. These will be fun evenings and provide it's a summer activity that is free and close to home,” he said.

Galloway requested, rather than charging admission to the movie nights, viewers bring one canned good per person to be donated to the Hesston Resource Center.

“A lot of the local food drives happen during the holidays, but they still have needs during the summer,” said Galloway.

Galloway added the Chamber is seeking sponsorships to underwrite the cost of each film, and to cover the cost of purchasing a $500 high-definition projector. Movie sponsorships are $350 per show.

In addition, local restaurants and organizations are welcome to serve as food vendors at the event.  Any concessions must be monitored by the restaurant or organization providing food or drinks.

“If a church group wants to do popcorn and pop, restaurants can sell food or give food away. It’s just another opportunity to add to the experience,” said Galloway.

Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a movie, sponsoring the purchase of the projector or providing concessions can contact Galloway at the Chamber office at 620-327-4412 or email chamber@hesstonks.org.