Explore Plano 2017 Featured Challenge: Sundown Cinema

What is Explore Plano?

The Explore Plano series is the City of Plano’s exclusive checklist of the coolest things going on across Plano during Summer ‘17. At each stop, there will be a photo challenge that leads to the opportunity to win prizes. Explore Plano runs June 1-August 31. At the Explore Plano website, all of the challenges are listed out by month, and most of the challenges are completely free!

This Week’s Featured Challenge:

Take an out-of-this-world journey to Neverland and New York via Sundown Cinema, the City of Plano’s FREE movie-in-the-park series, at the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve Amphitheater.

With the throwback feeling of a 1950s drive-in, the community aspect of a summer music festival, and the relax factor of the movie theater, watching a movie at Oak Point makes for a memorable summer evening. It also helps if the selected films are the joyful “Hook” (June 9th, 7:30) and the magical “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (June 10th, 7:30).

Sundown Cinema is an event for the entire family, and cosplay is most definitely encouraged. If you see yourself as a Lost Boy or wayfaring wizard, then you won’t want to miss the chance to dress up like your favorite movie characters. Feel free to bring coolers, lawn chairs, blankets, magic wands, eye-patches and Tinkerbell, if you can find her. Oh, and did we mention this is FREE?

How To Win Cool Stuff:

  • Share photos from your experience at Sundown Cinema on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
  • Be sure to use the hashtag #ExplorePlano
  • The City of Plano will draw a winner (almost) every week, based on who uses the hashtag
  • Winners will receive a mystery prize pack (which may include any of the following: theatre tickets, pool passes, recreation center passes, gift cards and more!)

Did You Know?

  • Though it existed previously as a stage area with a sloping hill, the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve completed construction of the Amphitheater that we now know and love in 2006.
  • The 60-by-40-foot stage has hosted acts like Bowling for Soup, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Hayes Carll, all put on by the live entertainment department of the City, Plano Stages.
  • The Amphitheater can fit about 2,000 attendees.

Meet a Friendly Face at Plano Stages:

Brent Olechna, Plano Stages Production Coordinator

Production Coordinator Brent Olechna has worked for the city’s Plano Stages department for three years. Previously he ran sound at concerts for Rick Springfield, Ben Folds and more. In his free time, he is a hardcore board gamer who owns over 50 games.  If you see Brent at a Plano Stages event, give him a high-five.

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