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Metro Parks, Louisville Metro Councilmembers sponsoring free movie nights

Wednesday June 3, 2009

The historic Iroquois Amphitheater, located in the natural woodlands backdrop of Iroquois Park in south Louisville, will play host to four family-friendly free movies during the summer months.

Concessions will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the amphitheater. The movies are sponsored by Louisville Metro Councilmembers Marianne Butler, Dan Johnson, Vicki Aubrey Welch, Rick Blackwell, Bob Henderson, George Unseld, Jim King, Jon Ackerson, Brent Ackerson, Robin Engel and Doug Hawkins.

“We’d like to thank the Metro Council for their support in bringing these free movies to the public,” Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz said. “It’s also a way for residents to rediscover the Amphitheater – a grand structure with an exciting future.”

Movie Schedule

  • Saturday, June 13, 9 p.m. – “Yes Man,” PG-13.
  • Saturday, July 11, 9 p.m. – “Pink Panther,” PG.
  • Saturday, August 8, 9 p.m. – “Hotel for Dogs,” PG.
  • Saturday, September 12, 8 p.m. – “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” G.

About the Iroquois Amphitheater

The Iroquois Amphitheater was originally built in 1938 by 275 employees from the Works Progress Administration. The Amphitheater has undergone an $8.9 million renovation, while carefully preserving portions of the original structure. The Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky partnered to fund the renovation, which was completed in 2003. For more information, visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/IroquoisAmphitheater/.