City to host free movie nights

By Matt Lasley -

The City of Leitchfield will host four free movie nights for the public this fall, following approval from the Leitchfield Tourism Commission earlier this week.

Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said during the regularly scheduled, Tuesday, July 28 Tourism Commission meeting that the first two movie nights will be held in October, and the other two will be held in November.

The movies that will be shown have not yet been announced, but they will be family-friendly films and are expected to be selected within the next few weeks.

The two movies in October will be Halloween-themed movies, and will be screened outdoors at Leitchfield’s Babe Ruth ball field on dates that have not yet been officially announced, Johnson said.

The movies in November will likely be screened indoors at the Centre on Main in Leitchfield, and are expected to be Holiday-themed.

The dates on which the movies in November will be screened have also not yet been officially announced.

“I’m really excited,” said Johnson, adding that if the first four movie nights have good attendance and participation, the city could possibly screen movies on a regular basis, or even have its own drive-in movie setting.

“Everything I’ve heard and read about this movie night has been really positive from the community,” said Leitchfield Tourism Commissioner Joyce Mudd.

The first four movie nights will have free admission; however, Johnson said, if the movie nights become a regular event, the city will likely charge admission.

Joseph Alexander, of R & B Productions, will, for a fee of $500 per showing, present the movies on a 25-ft. screen, as well as provide the audio for them. The Tourism Commission will cover the cost of screening the movies.

The city is also looking to work with the Grayson County High School DECA club to help coordinate the event. Concessions will be provided through the Babe Ruth ball field concession stand, Johnson said.

By Matt Lasley

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