City cancels outdoor movies series

The City of Kelowna has announced the cancellation of it's planned Movies Under The Stars program, which was set to run Aug. 27 to 30 in four neighbourhood parks around the city.

“We are disappointed that we are unable to move forward with this program, but without the support of our sponsors, the city is not in a position to continue,” said Louise Roberts-Taylor, community  and neighbourhood programs manger with the city.

“With the movie series set to run next week, we do not have time to secure another sponsor or the movie license.”

She said the sponsor that the city had in place, which was also providing the film and licence to screen it, informed the city Tuesday it had to pull out due to licensing issue.

Despite the set back, and while the program has been cancelled for this year, Roberts-Taylor said city will look at holding it next summer.

This was the first summer the city had planned to show movies in local neighbourhood parks as a wrap-up to summer and to its recent Play In The Park Program.

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