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Mayor Rick Sollars announced today that the City of Taylor will soon receive a $25,000 inflatable outdoor movie screen and sound system, thanks to an anonymous donor.
In the past, Taylor has scheduled "Park It" program movies in Heritage Park during the summer. Thanks to this generous donation, the City of Taylor will now have its own screen and system, and will be able to present a regular schedule of free movies for residents of the community."This new screen will be featured in a variety of community events, and will be a great source of free, fun family entertainment," said Chelsea Nunnally, the City's new events coordinator.Although "movies in the park" will definitely be the idea, the actual name for the program is up in the air right now. The City of Wyandotte shows free outdoor movies on a regular basis, projecting against the wall of an old downtown building. That program is called "Flicks on Bricks.""I don't know what we'll come up with, but it's an exciting opportunity for the City of Taylor," Mayor Sollars said. "Things like these help bring the community together. The movies will be free, and they will also create an opportunity for our non-profits in the City. Maybe those groups can do concessions and make a little money. People always see things like this and ask, 'Why don't we do this in Taylor?' We'll, this time we're lucky enough to be able to do it."Once the movie theater package arrives in Taylor, Mayor Sollars said that the City plans to show one or two movies this year, likely inside Heritage Park or even the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. Next year, approximately May through October, the system will be scheduled throughout the community. With Heritage Park is an obvious location, the movie schedule will be moved to other locations like Northwest Pool in Northwest Park or the William Ford Senior Activities Center."Hopefully, we'll have a lot of fun with this," he said.There will be licensing fees that must be paid to show any movie. Mayor Sollars said he plans to put together a corporate sponsors program. Licensing fees range from approximately $200 to $400 per movie, an affordable sponsorship rate for even smaller businesses in the area.Click back on www.cityoftaylor.com for future updates on this new program.