Movie Night at the State Capitol

movie on the lawn marquee

Back by popular demand, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films that will entertain you and your family Saturdays, September 21 and October 5 on the south side of the Statehouse lawn. Movies start at sundown (approximately 7:30pm). Movie on the Lawn provides a unique option to local entertainment and a new way to experience two movies that are as good today as they were decades ago, said Nancy Overmyer, library’s Event Resources Manager and co-organizer of Movie on the Lawn.

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.)

  • Saturday, Sept. 21 – City Slickers (1991) – We’re going country. Dress the whole family in their finest western outfits and mosey through various activities and vendors. Then settle down at sunset to laugh at the antics of Billy Crystal as Mitch, who takes his mid-life crisis, two of his closest friends and all of us on an outrageous cattle drive.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – The Goonies (1985) – It’s a pirate-themed evening. Dress the whole family in their finest swashbuckling costumes and tag along with Mikey, Brandon and the rest of the crew as they search for hidden fortune and face some scary-looking obstacles in The Goonies.

The Movie on the Lawn series is brought to you by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, seveneightfive magazine and Downtown Topeka, Inc.

Note: The first film for Movie on the Lawn was originally scheduled for Sept. 14, but everything had to be moved back two weeks for work on the Statehouse Lawn. Please note the error in the August/September edition of Library News.