Dine-In Movie Night returns to the library

By Joey McWilliams

DURANT – With a great response in its debut, dinner and a movie is coming back to the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Durant.

This Saturday, June 16, Dine-In Movie Night returns and the show on tap is I Can Only Imagine.

Tickets are $20 per person with the dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the movie beginning at 6:30 in the library’s Black Box Theater.

Robbee Tonubbee, library director, said the quick turnaround for the Movie Night was requested.

“We had such a good turnout for the first one that we did in April,” Tonubbee said. “And we were told by the people who attended that whenever we wanted, we could do it again. We got five stars all the way across the board – the food went well and they loved the movie.

Tonubbee said the library wasn’t necessarily planning on doing the dinner-and-a-movie night this soon, but an event like this is often driven by the movie itself.

“We knew everyone really wanted to see The Greatest Showman,” Tonubbee said. The Greatest Showman was the movie shown at the first Dine-In Movie Night.

“And it’s hard nowadays to find a movie that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to show, that you wouldn’t have to censor. I always say, “A movie that I wouldn’t feel embarrassed sitting by my parents and watching.’ I knew this movie – I Can Only Imagine – would fit. People have just raved about it, so we just went ahead and set It up. The movie comes out tomorrow.

“It will be catered again by a local place, this time the catering is by Country Junction BBQ. They came to us and wanted to help the library out.”

There are about 15-20 tickets still available and Tonubbe said they hope to have a full room.

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