Midtown Cinema to Host FIRST ANNUAL EARTHFEST, 4/22

Midtown Cinema to Host FIRST ANNUAL EARTHFEST, 4/22

Midtown Cinema, located at 250 Reily Street in Harrisburg, PA is producing the first annual EarthFest, 4-7pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. In conjunction with environmental and civic organizations, Midtown Cinema is proud to present an afternoon of learning and fun for the whole family.

Confirmed participating organizations include 2Minute Tuesday, Capital Region Water, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Friends of Midtown, Green Urban Initiative, Joshua Farm, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg.

The schedule of events is below, but of particular note is a free screening of the BBC documentary PLANET EARTH from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Most events will take place outside of Midtown Cinema, located on Reily between Susquehanna and Green. Rain barrel painting, bicycle repairs, a session on native plants (where participants will get their hands dirty!), a tree planting, as well as demonstrations from participating organizations, will fill the afternoon. The event will culminate in a screening of the 1996 comedy BIO-DOME with Pauly Shore. The screening of BIO-DOME will be $8 or $5 for Midtown Cinema Members.

The community is invited to participate in this new initiative by Midtown Cinema, its parent company LIFT Development, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the other community partners.

The EarthFest 2014 Schedule follows:

4-7PM information tables from community partners & environmental non-profits
4-7PM PLANET EARTH on the big screen! Sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Foundation
4:30-7PM bicycle tune ups, city bicycle registrations, training on urban biking, and free minor repairs from Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg
4:00 clean up Reily St. with 2Minute Tuesday
4:30 demonstration by Chesapeake Bay Foundation
5:00 demonstration by Ned Smith Center
5:30 rain barrel demo
6:00 native plants learn & do! Get your hands dirty w/ Chesapeake Bay Foundation
6:30 tree planting

The Midtown Cinema was founded in November 2001 by Allen Brown and Todd Shill. For seven years, Mr. Brown brought the most innovative independent and foreign films to Harrisburg and Central PA. LIFT Development LLC now owns the Midtown Cinema and continues to expand on the vision Mr. Brown started. The theatre is managed by Stuart Landon, Director of Community Engagement, and Adam Porter, Director of Operations.

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