RPAR to host free movie night

By Emma Stone

For two nights only, the Ruston Sports Complex will be showing “The Sandlot” — on July 28 and Aug. 5.

Amanda Lonadier, recreation supervisor and office manager for Ruston Parks and Recreation, spoke about planning the event, which will take place in the indoor multipurpose room at the sports complex.

“When I took over, I wanted to do more service projects,” said Lonadier. “I wanted to do a dinner and movie to give back to the community.”

The idea came from the Dixie World Series, and Lonadier wanted to incorporate them in Ruston’s community.

“We will have people from Florida and Tennessee,” said Lonadier. “So, we wanted to do a community project to invite them.” 

The Dixie World Series is a worldwide little league baseball series that different Southern states compete in.

“By doing a baseball movie, we not only do it for them, but do it free for our community,” said Lonadier.

The movie and popcorn will be free for all at the indoor multipurpose room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or sleeping bag to sit on.  Food will, also, be available to purchase at the concession stand. 

For more information or questions, call 318-255-5800.