Free family movies return to DWNTWN! Bring your family and friends to Canan Commons for four fabulous movies and family pre-show jubilees!
Themed family activities will be provided before the movies each month. Canan Commons is located in the 500 block of south Walnut Street near the roundabout. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and bug spray. Vendors will be on-site with light snacks.
Visit www.downtownmuncie.org/moonlight-movies for all the details and save the date for the whole series:
June 27 – Muppets Most Wanted
July 11 – The Wizard of Oz
August 29 – Cars
September 26 – Guardians of the Galaxy
Moonlight Movies is sponsored by Wealth Strategies, Inc. and is a weather permitting event.
JUNE 27 – MUPPETS MOST WANTED (Will be rescheduled due to rain.)
Want to show people how you help make Muncie awesome? Be a community helper for a day. Dress like your favorite community helper or participate in the Mayor look- alike contest during Moonlight Movies June 27th at Canan Commons.
Fire and rescue trucks, excavators, end loaders, Muncie Sanitary District trucks and more will be on hand to explore. Pet the puppies from Muncie Animal Shelter and watch performances by K9 Officer “Fritz” and Koorsen’s Kasey the Firedog.
JULY 11 – THE WIZARD OF OZ
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the DWNTWN land of Oz! Beginning at 7:00 pm, come dressed as your favorite Oz character, meet Muncie Civic Theatre cast from the upcoming production of the Wizard of Oz that runs June 12-27, get your picture taken with the characters from the Spirit of Oz touring group, enjoy live stage performances, Auntie Em’s Kansas Petting Zoo, and Kids Sing-along.
There is a Toto Look-alike Contest with the winning Toto receiving free tickets to Muncie Civic’s stage show, a dog carrier from Midwest Homes for Pets, as well as a t-shirt and a free membership to the Bark Park from ARF. The Wizard himself will be there with an actual hot air balloon!
Experience Moonlight Movies: The Wizard of Oz in a whole new way! You can watch the film with an enhanced 3D experience using a new app on your phone designed just for this event.
Flying monkeys, the witch on her burning broom, Dorothy’s falling house, cows, chickens, rowboats, bicycles and rainbows all appear on cue! You can use your device to explore the skies as they appear around you during the film. The app is synched to the timing of the movie with visual and sound effects to provide you with an immersive viewing experience.
The free app is available for Android on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
The free app is available for iPhone and iPad on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id996608784
The Ball State University Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts developed the app here locally for DWNTWN.
AUGUST 29 – CARS
It’s all about Wheels and things that move! Bumper Cars, Trikes, Big Trucks, big wheel races, tire obstacle course, ABATE Motorcycle Show and Tiny Tot training course, stunt bike and skateboard expo, remote control planes and more!
SEPTEMBER 26 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Calling all Superheros (and they aren’t all boys!). Join us for Muncie’s 150th Birthday Party! GIANT Birthday Cake and ice cream for the first 150 guests! Inflatables, party games on the lawn, photo ops with Charlie Cardinal, Garfield, Mr Blue and more. Fireworks before the movie!