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FrontYard Features moves statewide

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – An outdoor free movie series that premiered in St. Louis is going statewide this summer.

FrontYard Features began showing films in neighborhoods around St. Louis last summer. The non-profit was able to fund the movies through local business advertising, corporate sponsorship, and with help from neighborhood associations.

Founder Martin Casas says this summer FrontYard Features is going to Kansas City, Jefferson City, and a lot of other Missouri towns.

"The word just got out about it, I mean, when the movies started going and people started hearing about it and really started liking it, people started calling us from all over the place wanting to do these things," he said.

Casas says the free movies are a good way to get neighbors together and highlight local business and community organizations.

Shrek the Third will play in Rolla on May 16th and the Bee Movie in Wildwood on May 17th.

For the movie calendar go to www.fyfstl.com

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