Washburn students and anyone in Topeka who are looking for something different to do on a Saturday, should look into the event called Movie on the Lawn. This event is sponsored by Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, Downtown Topeka, Inc. and 785 Magazine. This is the fourth year that Movie on the Lawn this event has taken place. The sponsors are looking to grow the event every year and encourage people of all ages to come out and enjoy the festivities.
On Sept. 21, Movie on the Lawn will be showing “City Slickers”, which is a movie about a man and his friends on cattle drive vacation. The star of this movie is Billy Crystal. For the event, people are encouraged to dress up in costumes if they want. For the showing of “City Slickers,” they can dress up in cowboy outfits or old country western type of clothing.
“The Goonies,” which was supposed to be originally scheduled for Sept. 14, is changed to Oct. 5. People are encouraged to dress like pirates for this adventure movie.
“The event on the fourteenth was changed due to the capital construction and they weren’t going to be done with putting in the new sod in time,” said Lisa Coble-Krings communications editor at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
As for the pre-movie fun, there will be different activities, but none have been confirmed yet for the event because they are still working on the details. The movies will be shown around sunset or when it is dark, which at this time of year is around 7 p.m.
Movie on the Lawn is featuring this event that would bring families back to the days of the drive-in theater. The only difference is that people won’t be sitting in their cars, but in lawn chairs or on blankets. The event is free to attend and there is a rule that is important to follow when attending the event.
“If you bring lawn chairs, expect to put them on the sidewalk and the only thing that will be allowed on the grass are blankets,” said Coble-Krings.
This is an event for anyone who just wants to enjoy a nice relaxing night, watching some fun movies on the capital lawn. Just remember the first movie on the lawn will be on Sept. 14 and the second one will be on Oct. 5. They expect 50 to 120 people to show up for the event.
“I’m really excited, I think it’s a great idea. I’m totally pirating up for “The Goonies” if I can find the time,” said Bryce Korf junior, theatre major.