Movie on the Lawn a family event

The saga of a redeemed video game villain hits the big screen this weekend during Movie on the Lawn.

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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Diana Friend, Communications and Marketing Director
Office: 785-580-4486 Cell: 785-554-5334
Leah Sewell, Communications Editor

Topeka, Kan. – Families are invited to cozy up to the big screen 8 p.m. Sat. Sept. 13 for some silliness and adventure with Movie on the Lawn’s second big screen showing of the season, “Wreck-It Ralph” on the north side of the Kansas State Capitol, an all-new location for the popular series.

“Wreck-It Ralph” (PG, 2012) is an animated film starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman wherein a video game villain (Ralph) decides he wants to become a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Audience members will view the film from paved areas this year, and so are strongly encouraged to bring chairs or several layers of blankets.

Sponsors include seveneightfive magazine, Westar, Subway, Downtown Topeka, Inc. and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, which has been a partner of Movie on the Lawn since its inception.

“It’s a very popular community event,” said Diana Friend, communications and marketing director of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. “We always have over 100 people. It’s a part of the wider effort to revitalize downtown. It’s a wonderful gathering place.”

Later in Sept., Movie on the Lawn wraps up the season with “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Sat. Sept. 27.

About the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
The Topeka & Shawnee County Library offers an outstanding collection of books, movies, music in print, digital and audio formats. It also features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and free computer/Internet access and training.
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.