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Free Movies to Be Shown as Part of Grand Center’s ‘Cinemania’ – Second Offering of Grand Center’s Arts Initiative
St. Louis (June 13, 2007) – Those who grew up on, or have fond memories of, “The Goonies,” “Ghostbusters,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” have a lot to look forward to this August. These classic cult comedy movies are all part of Grand Center’s “Cinemania”. Grand Center, in collaboration with Cinema St. Louis, will present one movie on each Saturday, beginning Aug. 11 and continuing through Sept. 1. The movie begins at sundown, but the fun and partying starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Arts Initiative program, in its inaugural season, is hosting an array of entertainment in Grand Center through the summer. More than just a series of movies, the evening will be a total package experience with food and beverages, music and a themed costume contest under the stars.
The evening experience will kick-off with live music at 7 p.m. as movie-goers gather in the grassy lot just west of Grand Blvd., 3713-3719 Washington Ave. Costume judging will take place at 8:30 p.m., with prizes awarded for the “best costume,” and will be succeeded by the movie at 9 p.m. Concession stands will be open throughout the evening offering a variety of refreshments such as popcorn, hotdogs, sweets and a variety of alcohol and non-alcohol beverages.
The Grand Center’s “Cinemania” Saturday movie line-up includes:
• August 11: “The Goonies” (1985, Richard Donner)
• August 18: “Ghostbusters” (1984, Ivan Reitman)
• August 25: “Young Frankenstein” (1974, Mel Brooks)
• September 1: “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985,)Tim Burton)

Low-back lawn chairs and blankets are recommended for seating. Ample parking will be available. For more information on “Cinemania,” call Susan Wedemeyer at 314-289-1591 or visit the website at www.grandcenter.org and click on “shows and events.”

About Grand Center
Grand Center, Inc. is a cosmopolitan arts, entertainment, residential and commercial district just west of downtown St. Louis. It is home to more than 30 arts organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of the city’s cultural life. The District hosts more than 1,500 cultural events and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center’s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Hall and the Fox Theatre and continues to gain momentum with the vitality of commercial development, business, residence, dining, premier cultural institutions, galleries and retail shops. Saint Louis University anchors the south end of the District offering educational leadership, architectural presence and cultural enrichment. SLU students and faculty add life and energy to the District. With more arts, entertainment, dining and real estate projects under development, Grand Center is the intersection of art and life™. For more information about Grand Center visit www.grandcenter.org or call 314.289.1591.

Official Website: http://www.grandcenter.org

Added by ward colleen on June 14, 2007