2014 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 10 with “Frozen”

A trio of Disney films will be shown during two nights in June when the Movies in the Park program returns for a second year at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.

Through this program, a total of 16 films will be shown on a 40-foot screen on the theatre stage on 11 nights of the summer when musical productions are not scheduled. With the exception of a Monday screening on July 7, family favorite movies will run on every other Tuesday during the theatre’s regular season. Once the season ends on Aug. 9, the family-friendly films move to Saturdays and some classic films of more adult interest will be shown on each Tuesday night through August. All films will begin at 8:45 p.m. and the cost is $1 per person.

To kick off this year’s program, a sing-along version of “Frozen,” with on-screen lyrics with a magical bouncing snowflake to follow along, will be shown on June 10, and a double feature of “Cars” and the 1968 version of “The Love Bug” starring Dean Jones will be shown on June 24.

Other movie nights in the series include: a July 7 double feature of “Bolt” and the 1959 version of “The Shaggy Dog” starring Fred MacMurray; a July 22 triple feature of Iron Man 1, 2, & 3; an Aug. 5 showing of a special edition of “The Wizard of Oz;” an Aug. 12 showing of “When Harry Met Sally;” an Aug. 16 showing of “The Goonies;” an Aug. 19 showing of the “Easter Parade” starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland; an Aug. 23 double feature of “Peter Pan” and “Cinderella;” an Aug. 26 showing of “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon; and an Aug. 30 showing of “The Lego Movie.”

For more about this year’s film lineup, including ratings information, go to www.theatreinthepark.org/movies.” Five evenings of this year’s Movies in the Park presentations are being sponsored by Capitol Federal.

The Theatre in the Park is located north of the main entrance to Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road in Shawnee. Please be aware Renner Boulevard will be closed from 87th Street Parkway to 84th Street this summer due to a road construction project. During the construction, the Renner Boulevard entrances to Shawnee Mission Park and The Theatre in the Park will only be accessible from 79th Street or Midland Drive.

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