Jones Theatres, Inc. and KGFF Radio are joining forces for the 30th year on December 1 to present the annual "Cans Film Festival", a special movie showing before the Downtown Christmas parade to collect canned goods for the Salvation Army holiday food distribution.
The Hornbeck Theatre, 125 N. Bell in Downtown Shawnee, will again host the event presenting the holiday family favorite comedy “Home Alone", rated PG. Admission is two cans on non-perishable food per person up to the theatre's 500 seat capacity.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 theatre doors will open at 3:30pm with the movie beginning at 4:30 p.m. The movie will be over before 6:30 p.m. in time for the parade which begins at 7 p.m.
Each year the theatre hosts the event with KGFF to boost the Salvation Army holiday food collections and provide another event to draw people downtown before the parade.
Celebrating its 102nd year in 2016, Jones Theatres operates the Hornbeck & Penthouse Twin Theatre downtown as well as the Cinema Centre 8 on North Harrison and Movies Six at Shawnee Mall.