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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Pictures on the Plains treats residents to a (safe) night out

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Earlier this month, Arapahoe County residents were treated to a night out under the stars with a pair of movie events that brought more than 300 attendees to the Fairgrounds for Pictures on the Plains. The free events treated guests to a local band and movies and allowed for some much-needed social interaction that was also appropriately socially distanced.

The event is the brainchild of Fairgrounds staff, who originally wanted to host outdoor movies at the Fairgrounds this summer. COVID may have caused some wrinkles in the plans, but the event specialists at the Fairgrounds quickly determined a way to make the event a reality with appropriate safety protocols in place due to the pandemic.

Tickets to watch Disney’s Moana on Aug. 5 and the 1993 classic Jurassic Park on Aug. 12 each sold out in less than an hour. Open Spaces staff created assigned “pods” for each group—a chalk outline on the Fairgrounds lawn that ensured social distancing. Staff even used the event as one more opportunity to spread the word about the 2020 Census. Guests brought picnics and played games while listening to the band Strings and the Box. 

We are excited to continue Pictures on the Plains up ahead; stay tuned for details! 

A huge thank you to all who came out for Pictures on the Plains this year, and kudos to everyone involved in bringing joy to our community during a difficult time.

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