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OSU-OKC announces Summer Movie Series on campus

OSU-OKC to host summer movie series on campus

Series to begin with family-friendly screening on Saturday, Aug. 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2020) – Leaders at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City want residents to get out and take in a movie this summer – right on the university’s campus at NW 10 and Portland Avenue.

Officials have announced they will host a summer movie series, with family-friendly features displayed on a nearly 600-square-foot screen affixed to the side of the school’s parking garage.

The movies will be open the public and free for all attendees, with the series set to kick off on Saturday, Aug. 1. Additional screening nights will be held on Aug. 8 and 15.

“We know this is a challenging time for families to find entertainment, especially something that allows them to practice social distancing,” said Brad Williams, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC). “We felt like this would be a fun and unique way to engage our community and create a positive experience.”

Each screening will have a 92-vehicle capacity, and attendees must register beforehand to ensure a spot in the parking lot. Sound for the films will be transmitted on a dedicated FM radio station frequency typical of modern outdoor movie theaters.

Registration details, and the names of the movies to be shown, will be announced on the OSU-OKC website and social media channels.

Additionally, OSU-OKC officials are working with local vendors – including some who would have taken part in the State Fair prior to its cancellation – to provide food and beverage sales at the screening.

One such vendor is Dan Rowlett, who has sold concessions at the State Fair for more than 30 years through his Oklahoma City-based company Silver Dollar Concessions.

Rowlett said he is “happy as can be” with the opportunity to provide concessions at the event, noting that he looks forward to having a chance to serve customers he normally would see at the State Fair.

“I’m very excited and I appreciate being given the opportunity,” he said.

Available concessions will include corn dogs, funnel cakes, fries, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy. Bottled water, lemonade and home-brewed sweet and unsweet tea will also be for sale.

Williams said school officials would like State Fair vendors to try out the campus ahead of a planned State Fair food show targeted at OSU-OKC for September, when the fair would have been held.

“This provides vendors an opportunity to interact with their faithful followers across the region,” he said.

Full details on vendors for the movie series and future screening nights will be updated on OSU-OKC social media channels and at www.osuokc.edu/summermovieseries.

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For more information: Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@okstate.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.