Outdoor movie series returns with clean screen

Staff report


Yellow Creek Theater — the series of classic movies shown outdoors on the U.S. Route 224 bridge wall behind the Poland library branch — is about to begin its ninth season.

But when the series kicks off this Friday with “Gentleman’s Agreement,” the 1947 flick starring Gregory Peck, the “screen” will be a lot clearer.

Town One Streetscapes improved the experience by power-washing the bridge wall and then painting it with two coats of masonry paint. Three men — Gerry Gunn, Tim Sokoloff and Jerome Justice — recently put in a 10-hour day to get the job done.

All Yellow Creek Theater movies are free and begin at dusk. Patrons should bring lawn chairs. Parking is available at the library or the Village Town Hall.

Here is the rest of the schedule:

July 19: “Peter Pan” (1953); Tinker Bell will be on hand for storytelling at 8 p.m.

July 26: “The Blackboard Jungle” (1955) starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis and Sidney Poitier. It will be classic car night with Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club. Proceeds from the sale of hot dogs will benefit 1-year-old Cayden Perry, who has tuberous sclerosis.

Aug. 2: “The Road to Morocco” (1942), starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Aug. 9: “Notorious” (1946), starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains.

Aug. 16: “Calamity Jane” (1953), starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.

Aug. 23: “King Kong” (1933), starring Fay Wray. Children’s activities will be provided by The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

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