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Movies returning this summer to Main Street Square
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Movies returning this summer to Main Street Square

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Movies Under the Stars

Moonlit Movies will replace Movies Under the Stars with one movie showing on the fourth Monday between May and August. Movies include "The Wizard of Oz," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Onward" and "Mean Girls."

Residents will be able to follow the yellow brick road down to Main Street Square for Moonlit Movies this summer.

The summer program, a partnership between the Elks Theatre and Main Street Square, will kick off with “The Wizard of Oz” on May 24.

The program is a rebranding of Movies Under the Stars, which included a weekly movie showing on Mondays throughout the summer. In 2020, movies were shown every Monday night in July and the first Monday in August.

Moonlit Movies will only show four movies with each showing on the fourth Monday between May and August.

“We thought it would be best to come out of a pandemic summer with an abbreviated series doing four films,” said Elks Theatre owner Curt Small. “I’m happy that we have an opportunity to do one small thing by a movie-a-month just to get people accustomed to being around one another again and enjoying being around other people instead of not enjoying it.”

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Small said movies will be shown on one of two screens the theater has although the weather will determine if the three-story screen or the standard sized one will be used.

Showings will include a beverage garden, Main Street Fun Express Train for kids and the Elks Theatre concession stand for the movies.

Maja Marsh, marketing director with Main Street Square, said the square will be fenced off so people can walk around, relax on the lawn or at picnic tables, or in lawn chairs.

Small and Marsh said the program will test the waters this year for possible expansion next summer, but right now they’re just excited to see everybody out in the square together.

All movies will begin at dusk.

The program will show “Spider-Man: Homecoming” June 28, “Onward” July 26 and “Mean Girls” Aug. 23.

For more information, visit mainstreetsquare.org or call the office at 605-716-7979.

— Contact Siandhara Bonnet at siandhara.bonnet@rapidcityjournal.com

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