Oklahoma City – Sonic Summer Movie Nights return to Myriad Botanical Gardens Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. TODAY through Aug. 13.
Presented by Sonic, America’s Drive-In, the lineup has something for everyone. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass, please) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food trucks and vendors, including Ice House or Park House.
Pre-movie activities include an array of food trucks and stands arriving around 8:30 each Movie Night. Look for Roxy’s Ice Cream; Jay’s Hot Dogs; Hall’s Pizza; Super Juice; Eric’s Pop Stand gourmet popsicles and the Ice Cube.
Stop by the Children’s Garden before settling in for the movies each Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for free pre-movie story reading.
On July 16 and Aug. 13, members of Oklahoma City’s Energy soccer team will be on hand from 8 to 8:45 p.m. on the Sheridan Lawn (adjacent to the Great Lawn) for some pre-movie fun and a demonstration and meet-and-greet.
For more information, go to www.myriadgardens.org.
July 2 – “Field of Dreams”
This year marks this classic’s 25th anniversary! An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.
July 9 – “Frozen”
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
July 16 – “Despicable Me 2″
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
July 23 – “Ghostbusters”
Can you believe Ghostbusters is 30 years old? Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
July 30 – “The LEGO Movie”
An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
August 6 – “Pitch Perfect”
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Aug. 13 – “Stand by Me”
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is one of Oklahoma City’s most beloved public spaces, offering its visitors a 15 acre natural escape in the very heart of downtown. A half-acre children’s garden, an off-leash dog park, restaurant space, splash fountains, and paths for walking and jogging provide guests young and old with a place to seek solitude with nature, or seek community and the company of others. Additionally, the Myriad Gardens offers a variety of horticultural education programs for adults and children.
The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory’s unique design has earned attention and praise in the architectural community. It is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and is covered by 3,028 sections of translucent, double-layered acrylic panels. The Conservatory includes 13,000 square feet of plant display area in two distinct climates: the Tropical Wet Zone, which is at the south end and is watered daily; and the Tropical Dry Zone at the north end which receives water from April through September, followed by drought from November through March. Some 2,000 varieties of plants and a 35-foot waterfall round out the spectacular features of the Conservatory.