Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Outdoor Movies Begin At Magnuson Park Suddenly Cancelled For Safety Reasons

Outdoor movies at Magnuson Park has been cancelled for the rest of the summer.

Epic Events sent out this information:  

The Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park series in Seattle has been cancelled for 2017 due to security concerns that have evolved into public safety issues at Magnuson Park. This includes previously scheduled events on Thursdays; July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24
Epic Events would like to thank all of their fans, sponsors and partners who have supported and enjoyed these events over the last six years. A variety of venues will be considered for the continuation of this series in 2018 and beyond.

The Facebook page says:
Due to security concerns that have evolved into public safety issues at Magnuson Park, we feel that it is in the best interest of our attendees, staff, sponsors, partners and fans that we no longer continue these events in 2017.
Please check back for update on future events and locations.

KIRO reported that Epic President, Doug Borneman, told the news station by phone that "there were numerous incidents on Thursday, July 20th, and that thefts and violence occurred."

The report continues saying that "Online records show that Seattle Police took a robbery report that night, but the report did not provide any details."

The outdoor movies have been held for the last six years on Thursday evenings for $5 and also included various food trucks, entertainment and trivia.

Epic Events also runs the Movies@Marymoor Park in Redmond and two other outdoor movie events in Bellingham and Spokane.

(graphic courtesy of Facebook page)

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