Free Movie Night to continue

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Sunday matinee planned for Sunrise Manor residents

By Linda Ireland

 The Free Movie Night series has been so successful this summer, it will continue into the fall.

Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse decided after the August showing of “Blue Hawaii” to “keep going as the attendance is good.” Only the scheduling will change.

The movies will be shown at 7 p.m. on the fourth Saturday at each month at the Hodgenville Civic Center (City Hall). An encore matinee will be shown at 2 p.m. on the following Sunday for residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

Cruse said he and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback will volunteer their time to show the film at the nursing home.

“Those people can’t get out (to view the film),” Cruse said. “They can invite their family to watch it with them (at the nursing home) if they want to.”

Sally Rineker, quality of life director at Sunrise Manor, said staff and residents are “excited” about the matinee.

“We also invite anyone in the community that maybe missed the Saturday night showing to join us on Sunday,” Rineker said.  

Cruse has not selected the next film – which will be shown Oct. 27. It will have a holiday theme, he said.

This past summer, Free Movie Night was planned to coincide with the Goodtime Cruisers classic car show on the third weekend of each month. A couple of times, an alternate weekend was chosen. Cruse said attendance at the movie was better when the car show was held on a different weekend.

Fifty to 60 people have been attending the shows and enjoying free drinks and popcorn.

Free Movie Night is sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News.

Watch future issues of The Herald News for a movie schedule.