NOTE: If the weather permits the movies will be shown on the Capitol lawn. If it is too windy (more that 13 mph) it will be shown on the side of the Westar building at 8th and Quincy. If it is raining it will be shown in the Break Room 911 KS Ave.
This summer, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films with a Kansas connection every Thursday, June 2 through July 7, 2011 on the Statehouse lawn. Movies start at sundown. This series is part of Top City Thursdays and is sponsored by Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 785 Magazine, Downtown Topeka, Inc., and WIBW.
The series provides a unique option to local entertainment and brings some recognition to Kansas pop-culture references, said Marie Pyko, the Public Services Manager.
“People can walk to the Capitol, and they don’t have to spend any money to see a movie on a big screen,” Pyko said. “Plus, the Statehouse provides a beautiful setting for an outdoor movie.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and blankets to lay back and enjoy these movies (the Capitol discourages lawn chairs on the grass, but they are welcome on the sidewalk.)
July 14- Dark Command A Texas cowboy comes to Lawrence and is captivated by the town and a young lady in this Civil War-era story when he finds himself involved in local politics. Based loosely off of Quantrill’s Raiders, this western is a John Wayne classic. 94 min.
This series is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is also a Savor Kansas activity.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.