MISSOULA — Minor league baseball and the Missoula Paddleheads may still be waiting on a decision for their season, but that doesn't mean you can't get out on the field.
The Paddleheads and Roxy Theater are joining together for a movie night under the stars at Ogren Park. Every Thursday a new movie will be selected with the flick starting at 7:30 p.m. and gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the June 11 showing of Purple Rain -- and all future films -- will be available to purchase in advance starting on June 8 from the PaddleHeads website, or the night of each showing at the Ogren Park Allegiance Field box office.
Three ticketing options are available to patrons: $20 – on-field 10’x10’ social distanced squares for up to four people, $40 – on-field 20’x10’ social distanced squares for up to eight people, and individual tickets available in the seating bowl - $5 adults, $2 for children 12 and under.
"We are so thrilled to partner The Roxy Theater this summer." said PaddleHeads' Director of Marketing, Taylor Rush. "The Roxy is truly a staple for entertainment in Missoula, and they are the perfect fit to help us launch a summer of fun and healing through community focused events at the ballpark!"
"The Roxy deeply misses the communal viewing experience we hosted at the theater, so we are ecstatic to partner with the PaddleHeads to bring movies back to Missoula." said Mike Steinberg, Executive Director of The Roxy Theater. "We are excited to see our friends and neighbors back at the movies in a safe, socially distant way."
A full COVID-19 Readiness Plan has been created by the Missoula PaddleHeads for reopening the venue cautiously, safely, and responsibly, and can be found here.
The execution of this plan includes:
- Social distancing and crowd control measures
- Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing practices
- Staff training
- PPE guidelines
- A full food and beverage plan
- Wellness and symptom checks for all staff.
Patrons will be strongly advised to wear face coverings, diligently practice social distancing at all times, and asked to stay home if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.