Herculaneum, Missouri: Outdoor Movies Under the Stars in Jefferson County

We all love movies, but not everyone loves the movie theater. Long lines, expensive tickets, $7 sodas and overzealous ushers are just a few of the hazards moviegoers face-not to mention the distinct possibility of having to sit next to that special breed of film fan who revels in talking back to the screen. If that doesn't sound like a good time to you, the Herculaneum Bicentennial Committee has something else in which you might be interested. Free movies under the stars.The committee is sponsoring a series of summertime films designed to appeal to the entire family. A portable, 9x16 inflatable movie screen will be stationed in the city fairgrounds near Joachim Avenue several times this summer. All movies will be shown at dusk, and residents are invited to bring their own snacks and drinks, but no alcohol. "The inflatable outdoor movie screen is rated big enough for 300 people," said Bill Haggard, bicentennial committee member. "We hope to have some crowds." If you don't feel like bringing your own vittles, a concession stand will be able to provide you with outdoor movie snacks. Free parking will be available. The film schedule is as follows: "Bee Movie" June 7. "Grease" June 21. "High Noon" July 12. "Top Gun" July 26. "Transformers" Aug. 9. "National Treasure" Aug. 23. "A Hard Day's Night" Sept. 13. "Backdraft" Sept. 27. By Chris Campbell Tuesday, June 3, 2008 11:42 AM CDT

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