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Outdoor Cinema Helps Revitalize Downtown Monroe

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The Downtown Cinema
The Downtown Cinema takes place the last Saturday of the months April - July on the corner of Jackson and Desiard Streets.

As the revitalization of downtown Monroe continues, more and more unique outdoor events are begriming to emerge, including the Downtown Cinema. The cinema takes place on the last Saturday of the months between April and July at the corner of Jackson Street and Desiard Street.

Downtown Cinema leader Adam McDonald explains "It started as a group from Portico Church who were just excited and interested in the revitalization going on downtown, and we wanted to find a way to give back in a way that could involve the entire community could enjoy."

On Saturday May 28 the cinema shows the Disney/ Pixar film Up, offering an experience the whole family can enjoy. The outdoor venue offers a chance to enjoy a picnic and relax in the open air while watching the movie.

The show times are dependent on the arrival of dusk, which is expected around 8:40 p.m. Viewers can arrive as early as 7:30 to pick a spot, and each showing is always free.

Next month on June 25 is a showing of Jumanji, with a viewer's choice event on July 30. Those interested can visit the Downtown Cinema's Facebook page and vote for their choice of four movies to close this year's season.

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