By Nancy Johnson, Staff Writer
Oxford’s popular summer movie series, Movies in the Park, presented a special 3-D showing of the sci-fi thriller, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” on Friday, July 17. Approximately 400 movie fans of all ages attended the movie, which was the second of three scheduled for the summer months.
Crystal Messaros, who volunteers at the concessions stand, notes, “Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and the library we offer a free movie on the third Friday of June, July, and August.”
Her sales at the stand were consistent, drinks and candy, plus an assortment of snacks donated by Herr’s Foods. At just 50 cents, the glow sticks were very popular as well. “The concession stand sales help to keep this program going,” Messaros explains.
Ken Pienkos, Director of the Oxford Public Library, admits, “I pushed for a 3-D movie this year. They are such an up and coming trend that we splurged a little with the glasses and all.”
The third and final movie for the season will be shown at Oxford’s Memorial Park on Friday, August 20 at dusk. Just bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on. Tentatively scheduled for that evening is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” The PG-rated movie is a live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s illustrated novel about a wisecracking sixth grade student.