Sundown in the City coming to Picayune

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A new movie event, Sundown in the City, will be taking place at Crosby Commons on July 19 and will feature local vendors.

Sundown in the City founder Donnie Pascal said the event came about out of necessity. He said his production company often hosts similar events other cities, but they haven’t done anything in Picayune before. Since Pascal is a life-long Picayune resident, he said he wanted to bring something fun that could help the city and local vendors.

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The feature will be the movie “Ferdinand.”

“We’re always making other cities look good, so I thought, why not make our city look good too?” Pascal said.

Pascal said there will be several local vendors at the event. Sundown in the City will not be taking any cut of the funds that these businesses receive at the event, so Pascal said he hopes this will encourage them to offer lower prices to event-goers. He said they could just bring out a grill and make hotdogs and hamburgers, but he wanted top-notch, local vendors from the city. There will also be popcorn available for purchase and a soft drink truck.

Pascal said the doors will open at 6:30 and the movie will begin at 7:30. The event will be free to attend. In addition to the movie, he said there will be other activities for families to do while they wait for the movie, such as playing cornhole and kickball.

Pascal said this is only the first event of many to come. He said his hope is that Sundown in the City will be able to host several events that will bring people into the city. He would like to show football games, have tailgates, and other activities for Picayune citizens to attend. He hopes this event will be a new standard for the city.

Pascal said he hopes more than 500 people will attend the event. He said the movie will go forward despite the weather, and asked those interested to keep an eye on the Facebook page for any updates.