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'Movies Under the Stars' at Ryon Park

Spectators watch "Grease" last month during the first installment of the Lompoc Theatre Project's "Movies Under the Stars" series at Ryon Park. The series will wrap up tonight with a free showing of "Back to the Future."

The Lompoc Theatre Project is inviting the community back to Ryon Park tonight for the second and final installment of its “Movies Under the Stars” series.

The nonprofit organization, which is working to restore the old Lompoc Theatre, has teamed with the city of Lompoc’s recreation division to host a free showing of the 1985 film “Back To The Future” beginning tonight at dusk, which is expected around 8:20.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-backed chairs for park seating, as well as warm clothing. Popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee will be available for purchase. Smoking, alcohol and pets are prohibited.

The Lompoc Theatre Project will accept donations at the event.

“Back to the Future,” a 1985 sci-fi classic directed by Robert Zemeckis, showcases Michael J. Fox as small-town teenager Marty McFly, who is propelled back to the 1950s as the result of an experiment gone awry. Christopher Lloyd stars as Doc Brown, McFly’s eccentric scientist pal.

The first “Movies Under the Stars” event featured a screening of “Grease” on July 10.

Among the community members and businesses who sponsored both movies in the series are Shop Lompoc, Shop Small; Community Health Centers; John Linn; Lompoc Civic Theatre; Williams Homes; and Sharon Pensabene of New York Life.

The Lompoc Theatre Project is a tax-exempt nonprofit working to restore the Lompoc Theatre as a venue for arts, entertainment, culture and education for the community and its visitors.

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