Great Bend High School students will be able to watch a movie “under the stars,” Saturday evening on the field behind the PAC. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie “Now You See Me” will start at 8.
Leonard Kaiser with Panther Parents said this event is for GBHS students only and they will need their student IDs to enter.
All normal school rules will apply. No coolers will be allowed, but the GBHS cheer squad will sell popcorn and snacks at the concession stand by the PAC.
“Our hope is the weather will cooperate but if we need to we can move into the PAC,” Kaiser said. Students are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, have fun with their friends and enjoy the show.
This is a joint effort from Panther Parents and the administration at the high school. In addition, the City of Great Bend paid for the rights to the movie and renting a blow-up screen from Waters True Value. Chad Boone from Bass-X has provided use of a projector and speakers.
“Some of the local police officers will be attending to interact and assist with supervision,” Kaiser said. “This was seen as an opportunity for the officers and kids to get to know each other on a more casual basis.”
Great Bend did not hold a Homecoming dance this fall or spring. Sponsors said interest in those dances has fallen as evidenced by decreasing attendance.
“We asked the kids what else they would like to do and this was one of their ideas,” Kaiser said.