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Cinema Al Fresco: Free State Festival Returns This Summer | KJHK

By Cate Manning on May 11, 2021

Free State Festival will return this summer for drive-in movie screenings across Lawrence.

The festival is split into two acts. Act One, runs from June 21 through June 27, and will feature a handful of film screenings, with art and live music. Act Two will be announced later this summer, hoping to bring films and events indoors when local regulations allow.

The festival planned for last summer was postponed because of the pandemic. Since then, changes have been made to the festival to create safe, open-air venues across the whole city, moving away from its former downtown location.

Marlo Angell, one of the festival’s directors who founded it in 2011, said that it has “changed quite a bit in the past year.”

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