Movie Night brings Hollywood to Kokomo

Feb 07

This First Friday, snap a selfie with your favorite movie stars, catch a showing of a classic film, and experience hands-on activities and crafts at businesses all around downtown Kokomo.

Several local businesses will participate with February’s First Friday theme, Movie Night. Some will screen movies throughout the evening, including a newer store to the downtown area, Kokomo Olive, which will show “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” The Kokomo Family YMCA will show “Aladdin,” and the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library will show “Terror Squad.” American Dream Hi Fi will also show a movie and offer 15 percent off all sound tracks.

Other businesses will have crafts, activities and treats for downtown visitors. Fired Arts Studio will have a Super Dad tile for guests to paint for only $10, waiving the standard studio fee. Studio fees will be waived on other superhero-themed pottery during First Friday.

A quartet through the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra will perform at Mo Joe’s Coffee, playing classical and pop music.

Little Hoosiers Restyle Shop will serve hot chocolate and offer 15 percent off merchandise. Bona Vista Corner Décor Gift Shop will sell Valentine’s Day treats. Chapter 2 Books will offer a 25 percent discount on all movie-themed books, and will have popcorn and movie treats. Muse Underground will offer marshmallow roasting and a warming fire place, with free international tea blend samples. The Sound of Music will offer free ukulele lessons, and Tin Man Brewing will host a family-friendly, Valentine’s Day-themed drag show with the Kokomo Pride Youth Group.

Two new features of the downtown area will welcome guests during the event. Fortune Companies will host an open house for their new downtown apartments at 400 N. Main St. CoVa & Co., also new to the downtown area, will showcase repurposed furniture and home décor. The new store is located at 107 W. Mulberry St.

The IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery will host the opening reception of their student exhibition. CASA of Howard County will set up at P.F. Hendricks to share information about their work and answer questions about volunteering.

Susan Alexander, manager of the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association, said Movie Night is a great chance for people to get out and explore local businesses.

“Families will have a wonderful evening enjoying movie-centered activities, touring downtown living options and visiting newly opened shops,” Alexander said.

Alexander added she’s excited for next month’s First Friday, themed “Healthy Community Fair.” Any businesses related to health and wellness are encouraged to participate. Chamber members can participate for $25, and non-members can participate for $50. Anyone wanting to participate can visit http://greaterkokomo.chambermaster.com/events/details/first-friday-healthy-community-fair-1843.

For more information about First Friday, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/firstfridakokomo.

 

First Friday Movie Night map

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