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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Kicks Off The Tenth Year Of Summer Movies At Iroquois Amphitheater

Photo: Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation

Lucasfilms 2016 “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story” will help usher in the tenth year and new season of Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, May 13th.

“In 2007, many of us on the Metro Council worked together to bring free entertainment during the summer for families and the community at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15).  “This year, we once again welcome everyone to come out and enjoy what has become a summer tradition in a great Metro Louisville Park.”

The movie follows the actions of the Rebel Alliance and its fight against the Empire, when they learn of a new and powerful weapon that threatens everyone in the galaxy: the Deathstar.

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

“We’re grateful for the continued support from Metro Council for the free movie series. From movies to festivals and concerts, it’s been critical to have their backing as the number of events and visitors to the Amphitheater has continued to grow. It’s been a great ten years, and it’s going to be another great summer!” says Seve Ghose, Director, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation.

The attendance from last year’s Free Summer Movies was just at 9,000.

“The support we receive from Metro Council allows us to provide summer-long events which enrich the overall experience of Iroquois Park.  The movies are a wonderful way to spend a summer night under the stars at beautiful Iroquois Amphitheatre,” says Michael Hallett, Director of the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Joining Councilwoman Butler as sponsors this year are Council Members Rick Blackwell (D-12) Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Dan Johnson (D-21) President David Yates (D-25), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David James (D-6), Cindi Fowler (D- 14), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), Angela Leet (R-7), Pat Mulvihill (D-10),  Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), Bill Hollander (D-9), Robin Engel (R-22), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Madonna Flood (D-24), and James Peden (R-23).

The 2017 lineup for “Movies Under the Stars” is as follows – all movies begin at 8:00pm.

  • May 13 – Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
  • June 17 – The Secret Lives of Pets
  • July 15 – Zootopia
  • August 12 – Sing

Here is the lineup of Free Monday Night Movies for 2017 – all movies begin at 8:00pm:

  • June 5 – The Wizard of Oz
  • June 19 – Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • July 3 – 1776
  • July – 10 School of Rock
  • July 17 – The Jungle Book
  • July 24 – Dial M for Murder
  • July 31 – The Wild Life
  • August 14 – The Legend of Tarzan

The Concession Stand is open for these events selling hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream and sodas.

To see all the great summer entertainment this year at the Iroquois Amphitheater, go to or call 502-368-5865.

Iroquois Amphitheater is located at1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park.

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