DALLAS -- For the next two Wednesdays, the Dallas Motor-Vu Drive-in won't be the only place in town where people can see a movie outdoors.
Downtown Dallas will have its own big screen featuring a movie under the stars tonight (Aug. 19) and next Wednesday, Aug. 26, as the city kicks off what it hopes could be the first of many seasons during the summer.
The city will be showing a movie each of those two nights at the Dallas Rotary Performing Arts Stage starting at 8:30 p.m.
City Manager Jerry Wyatt said the movies add to the list of free events happening in the city this summer. The city and the Dallas Visitors Center teamed up to organize the two movie nights.
People can bring their lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the grass and enjoy refreshments for sale during the show, including elephant ears and soft drinks. Wyatt said there will be only two shows this year because it's getting to be late in the season. Next year, though, he anticipates an earlier start to the season and more movies.
"We're giving the residents of Dallas something more to do," Wyatt said.
The city of Independence also offers a summer movie in the park series on Thursdays at dusk at Riverview Park and Amphitheater.