The show will go on. That's the Movies in the Park event planned for Saturday night at Stewart Park in Roseburg. Despite damages caused by inclement weather, the outdoor movies are scheduled to screen as planned.
Or at least as long as the weather cooperates.
The city is in the process of replacing a electrical transformer at the Nichols Band Shell that got mangled in the windstorm that whipped through the city Tuesday, Parks and Recreation Program Manager Barbara Taylor said this morning.
So the first Movies in the Park is set to be shown Saturday. Family-friendly entertainment will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell. An outdoor cinema showing of the movie Madagascar II: Escape to Africa will follow, at about 9:30 p.m.
The pre-movie entertainment will include the Umpqua Singers and dancers from KCD Studio. Face-painting, the Pixel Magic Machine and animals from Wildlife Safari will be there.
The outdoor film event, sponsored by U.S. Cellular and the city, is free. Free popcorn and soda will be available. Pets and alcohol are not allowed in the park. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
This morning, Taylor said the showing, like all planned showings, is still dependent on the weather. That is because the inflatable screen and DVD equipment could be damaged by winds or rain.
If there's winds or rain or a chance of it, the movie will not be shown, she said. If the show is canceled, the city plans to put a message to that effect on the Movie Hotline, 580-9498.
It could be awhile, however, before the band shell's trademark canvas covers the Stewart Park stage, Taylor said. The canvas and frame also were damaged in Tuesday's windstorm.
She estimated it will be about three weeks before a new one arrives from a Canadian company. I don't know if it'll make it to the first (Music on the Half Shell), she said.
The summer concert series kicks off June 23. But the Half Shell performances are set to go on as planned.
Taylor said she spoke to Bob Cotterell, a Half Shell organizer. He's already got canopies and backdrops for as many Half Shells as we have.
At this point, the city estimates the windstorm caused about $30,000 of damage, Taylor said.
Source: "Movies in the Park will be shown as planned" by Kathy Korengel -The News-Review. Read full article at: http://www.nrtoday.com/article/20090605/NEWS/906059975/1063/NEWS&ParentProfile=1055