Friday, March 15, 2013

2013's "Movies Under the Stars" series set for Iroquois Amphitheater's 75th anniversary

The Louisville Metro Council has once again passed legislation approving local dollars for activities at Iroquois Amphitheater, a Metro Parks facility. The funds appropriated through the Neighborhood Development Funds allow Metro Parks to put on an outstanding season to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the amphitheater.

The facility was constructed in 1938 with WPA labor and was renovated in 2001. It is considered one of the jewels of the Louisville Metro Parks system.

The funding makes it possible for the return of the popular "Movies Under the Stars" series at the amphitheater. The series gets underway May 11th.

“The amphitheater is part of the history of this area and within walking distance of many neighborhoods,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “It is important that we continue supporting it.”

Council members Marianne Butler (D-15), Vicki Welch (D-13), Dan Johnson (D-21) and David Yates (D-25) are joined again this year as sponsors in a bi-partisan effort by Council members Attica Scott (D-1), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David James (D-6), Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Cindi Fowler (D- 14), Kelly Downard (R- 16), Robin Engel (R-22), Stuart Benson (R-20), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Tom Owen (D-8) and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5).

The schedule for “Movies Under the Stars” is as follows:

*All movies begin at 8:30pm*

May 11Wreck It Ralph 
June 8 Lincoln 
July 13 Skyfall 
Aug. 24Rise of the Guardians
Sept. 14A Christmas Story 2 

Additional free movies are shown every Monday evening in June and July.

Visit for a full list of activities.