New After Dark series continues with Pirate Night

Almost 1,000 people attended the first-ever After Dark event in Oak Ridge last week, and the summertime entertainment series continues again this week, with Pirate Night scheduled for Friday, July 18.

The Oak Ridge After Dark series feature movies and comedy, providing free, family-friendly entertainment in a safe environment for all ages at A.K. Bissell Park. The series started Friday, July 11, and it ends August 15.

The first event last Friday involved fun activities, face painting, and a dusk screening of a popular Disney film to fit the evening’s “Beat the Heat” theme, a press release said. Many children dressed as their favorite princess and participated in a pre-movie sing-a-long in front of the crowd.

The remaining dates for the Oak Ridge After Dark series are Pirate Night on Friday, July 18; Comedy Night on Friday, August 8; and Hero Night on Friday, August 15. Activities are planned beginning at 7 p.m., with the feature entertainment beginning at dusk, a press release said. [Read more...]

New Oak Ridge After Dark series starts tonight, offers movies, comedy

A new summer entertainment series on Friday nights in July and August will feature movies and comedy. It starts tonight, Friday, July 11, and ends August 15.

The Oak Ridge After Dark series provides free, family-friendly entertainment in a safe environment for all ages, a press release said. Each night will have a specific theme to accompany the film. Here’s the schedule:

  •  July 11—Beat the Heat Night
  • July 18—Pirate Night
  • August 8—Einstein Simplified, comedy improv troupe
  • August 15—Hero Night [Read more...]

New Oak Ridge After Dark series offers movies, comedy

Oak Ridge After Dark

A new summer entertainment series on Friday nights in July and August will feature movies and comedy.

The Oak Ridge After Dark series is presented by the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau. It starts July 11 and ends August 15, and it will feature three movies and a family-friendly comedy troupe performance at A.K. Bissell Park.

The series provides free, family-friendly entertainment in a safe environment for all ages, a press release said. Each night will have a specific theme to accompany the film. Here’s the schedule:

  •  July 11—Beat the Heat Night
  • July 18—Pirate Night
  • August 8—Einstein Simplified, comedy improv troupe
  • August 15—Hero Night [Read more...]

Secret City Film Festival converting movies to digital format this year

Keith McDaniel

Keith McDaniel (Submitted photo)

The Secret City Film Festival will make history this year by becoming the first in the nation to screen all of its movies in a format used by the film industry for new movies in digital theaters across the country, organizer Keith McDaniel said.

The format is called the Digital Cinema Package. It will be used at the 9th Annual Secret City Film Festival scheduled for Sept. 21-23 at Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville, an all-digital theater.

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