Movies Under the Moon & Live to 9, plus Friday Night Loops

posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013


Outdoors is the place to be this summer in Cedar Falls. Remember going to the Drive-in movie theater? For many of you , probably not. But it was a great way to see movies on the big screen while under the moon and stars. Community Main Street, along with the James & Meryl Hearst Center and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center have brought that back in another format called Movies under the Moon, in their 10th year and it is FREE and open to the public! Movies Under the Moon features a wide variety of family-friendly films that will run on six different Friday evenings this summer at Overman Park in Cedar Falls. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, enjoy the Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association musicians starting at 6:30 pm, then the movies at dusk (around 9 pm) on the big screen! Food and beverages are available for purchase. Visit http://www.communitymainstreet.org for more information.

Live to 9, a joint venture between the Cedar Valley Jaycees and the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, is also happening on the same Friday night schedule as Movies Under the Moon, so you can enjoy music in Sturgis Park, then wander over to Overman Park to hear the Cedar Valley Acoustic guitar and see the movie. Food, adult beverages and soft drinks are available for purchase, admission is free! Please visit http://www.liveto9.com to find out more!

On top of all that, the Cedar Valley Cyclists are bringing back the Friday Night Loops bike rides, synchronizing with the Movies Under the Moon and Live to 9 schedules. (The only exception to this is July 26th, when there will be no bike ride.) The purpose of these rides, led by CVC members, is to educate and encourage citizens about safe cycling practices while riding the city's streets. Rides begin at 7 pm in Overman Park. Visit http://www.cedarvalleycyclists.org. A free valet bicycle parking service, organized by Bike Tech, will be offered in the park as well. Enjoy these fun-filled Friday evenings where there really is something for everyone!

Movies Under the Moon schedule:

June 7 The Lorax

June 21 Grease

July 12 ET

July 26 The Lion King

August 9 Gremlins

August 23 Despicable Me

Live to 9 Schedule:

June 7 Checker & the Bluetones

June 21 Dennis Wayne Gang

July 12 Free Range Medicine

July 26 Snozzberries

August 9 Bob Dorr and the Blue Band

August 23 The Sequels

Submitted by Vicki Bailey,

Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau

  1. concerts
  2. drinks
  3. entertainment
  4. family-fun
  5. food
  6. leisure
  7. live bands
  8. movies
  9. outdoor
  10. to-do

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