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updated: 9/5/2013 7:05 AM

Theater-less Gary to host movie night at park

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GARY, Ind. -- The city of Gary doesn't have a movie theater, so it is plans to show a pair of movies Friday at Marquette Park near Lake Michigan and is looking at making it a monthly event.

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says the goal is provide a fun night for families. The movies Friday will be "The Croods" and "The Tree of Life." The cost is $10 per car, and moviegoers will be able to listen using their car radios.

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In an attempt to create a drive-in theater effect, there will be vendors selling movie snacks including popcorn, hot dogs and elephant ears. There will also be an inflatable fun area for children.

The goal is to have a movie night the first Friday of each month from May to October.

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