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Movies On Main
August 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movies on Main kicks off Summer Sunset Saturdays in Tennessee’s oldest town as folks enjoy Jonesborough’s Historic District on Saturday evenings during the summer. The event offers new extended hours until 7 p.m. for participating downtown businesses sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association.
On select Saturdays, Movies on Main will take place in front of the Lollipop Shop beginning with the popular Candy Bingo at 8 p.m. followed by a family friendly movie at 8:30 p.m.
The season begins May 28 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the movie is free, those attending are encouraged to bring a couple of canned food items to donate to the local food bank and a blanket or chair to sit on.
“The overall intent is to offer a free, family activity for local people, but to also encourage people who might be visiting Jonesborough to make a weekend out of it and stay in town,” Jeff Gurley owner of The Lollipop Shop said. “The event is a cooperative effort between the Town of Jonesborough, JAMSA and The Lollipop Shop.”
Movies on Main has an extended schedule for 2016 due to the increased turnout over the last couple of years.
“Anywhere between 200 to 400 people have been known to show up for a screening. There could also be a few special guests during the season so be sure to bring your autograph book and camera to meet some very famous characters,” Gurley said.
“It’s a pretty special thing to be able to watch a movie along our iconic Main Street with the courthouse lights on, no road traffic and having a fun night out with the family,” Gurley said.
The 2016 Jonesborough Movies On Main schedules includes:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Shaun the Sheep
Goodbye Miss 4th of July (filmed in Jonesborough)
The Good Dinosaur
Kung Fu Panda 3
Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Star Wars (1977 original)
For additional information on Jonesborough’s Movies On Main, contact The Lollipop Shop at 423-913-2663.