It’s ‘Moovie’ time in Fayetteville

Movie screening set for Fayetteville.

This Friday, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2013 at Southern Ground Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., June 21, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Bring your own chair or blanket.

Before sundown, a DJ will play songs for all ages, and kids can meet and dance with the Chick-fil-A cows. MOMS Club of Fayetteville will be selling kids tattoos, necklaces and bracelets.
Italian ice will also be available for dessert, as well as face painting. The Fayetteville Dwarf House will provide free Chick-Fil-A kids meals to the first 500 kids through the gate at 7pm. Adult meals will also be sold that night for only $5.

After sundown, at approximately 8:55 p.m., the featured movie, “Oz-The Great and Powerful” will begin.
Here's the movie’s plot, according to the movie’s Wikipedia page.

Oscar Diggs works as a small-time magician in a traveling circus. As a storm approaches, the circus strongman learns Oscar has flirted with his wife and goes to attack him.

Oscar escapes in a hot air balloon, but is sucked into a tornado that takes him to the Land of Oz.

There the witch Theodora believes him to be a wizard prophesied to overthrow the Wicked Witch who killed the king of Oz. En route to the Emerald City, Oscar flirts with Theodora, who falls in love with him. They encounter the flying monkey Finley, who pledges a life debt to Oscar when he saves Finley from a lion.

Upon reaching the Emerald City, Oscar meets Theadora’s sister Evanora, who is skeptical of Oscar being the foretold wizard. Evanora tells Oscar that the Wicked Witch resides in the Dark Forest and can be killed by destroying her wand, the source of her power.

Oscar and Finley are joined en route to the forest by China Girl, a young, living china doll whose home and family were destroyed by the Wicked Witch. The three reach the forest and, upon retrieving the wand, discover the “Wicked Witch” to be Glinda the Good Witch, who tells them Evanora is the true Wicked Witch.

Evanora sees this with her crystal ball and manipulates Theodora against Oscar by showing him together with Glinda, saying he is trying to court all three witches.

She offers the heartbroken Theodora a magic apple she promises will remove her heartache. Theodora bites it and transforms into a heartless, green-skinned Wicked Witch.

The movie then shifts to Oscar infiltrating the Emerald City.

Moovie Night is sponsored by the Chick-Fil-A Fayetteville Dwarf House. For more info on this and other planned events in Downtown Fayetteville, check the Main Street Events Calendar at