Who you gonna call at Premiere on Film Row?
Ghostbusters and Pop-Up Shops!
Premiere on Film Row, sponsored by Fowler Honda, is a family-friendly event on the third Friday of each month, year-round, featuring film screenings, live music, art exhibitions and gourmet food trucks. There is no cost to attend the public block party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 20 along W. Sheridan Avenue between Dewey and Shartel Avenues in downtown Oklahoma City.
Here’s 9 highlights of this month’s Premiere:
Local intellectual law firm Dunlap Codding will play host to more than 30 pop-up shop vendors in outdoor marketplace at Premiere on Film Row.
Dunlap Codding, located at 609 W. Sheridan, will also host local band The Rabid Believers, along with a free screening of Paramount Film “Into the Wild,” bouncy houses, the OKC Fire Department’s big ladder trucks, and special guests Black Mesa Brewery with their limited release dark beer, “Alexandra Supertramp.”
Local production company Critical Mass Productions, 702 W. Sheridan, will offer the public a chance to participate in filmmaking while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters by recreating scenes from the iconic movie and inviting the public to participate. Sign up will begin at 6 p.m., and Premiere attendees will be given the chance to participate, as actors and actresses or, for the shy at heart, film crew. The community masterpiece will then be published online following the event.
The Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W. Sheridan, will host local artist Kyle Dillingham, recently named Best Performing Artist by Slice Magazine, along with dual solo exhibitions by nationally exhibiting artists Liz Noble in the Main Space Gallery and A. Nigh Herndon in the Project Space Gallery.
Gourmet food trucks will include:
The Paramount OKC, located at 701 W. Sheridan Ave., will host musician Kodey Prewitt in the café, along with the Putnam City West Jazz Band outside. Once the sun sets, they will host a screening of Ghostbusters outside. Local farmers market vendors located in The Paramount parking lot will also offer the public a chance to take local produce home.
A chance to see an exclusive indie concert will occupy The Hart Building, located at 726 W. Sheridan Ave. KOSU and The Spy FM will host an exclusive acoustic performance by Norman-based singer/songwriter John Calvin in the Hart Building studio, while the Spy Van pumps tunes out in the street. There is no cost to attend the performance by John Calvin, but attendees must have a ticket to enter. Email [email protected] for a chance to win tickets to this exclusive performance. Meanwhile, outside, a bouncy house will offer fun for the kids, while local vendors Clad Stache and Ladies and Gentlemen will offer a chance to take home some dapper duds.
Local ambient rock band Young Weather and angular funk group D Whitfield will perform at The Hub OKC, 7 N. Lee Ave. The Okay See will offer a special edition Young Weather t-shirt as a part of their Featured Friends series. The shop will be open, offering succulents, constructed home décor and t-shirts and all attendees that tag The Hub OKC on social media will receive 10% off purchases for the night.
Film Row’s resident studio artist Hugh Meade, along with artist Patrick Cory, will open their collaborative design/fabrication show at Oddfab Design Lab, 703 W. Sheridan, featuring laser cut cardboard light fixtures by Cory and new pieces by Meade.
Computerized Business Solutions, 624 W. Sheridan, will offer a chance for the public to check out an onsite demo tornado shelter by Elite Safe Shelters.
Throughout the evening, attendees will have a chance to win restaurant gift certificates donated by Slice Magazine, through a treasure hunt in the district. Clues will be shared throughout the evening on the Premiere Twitter and Film Row Instagram and Facebook, and the first person to each clue site will walk away with a great prize.
Film Row is the last remaining film exchange district in the U.S. Beginning in 1907, Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Fox Films had operations in the 42-block area between Classen Boulevard and Walker Avenue along Sheridan Avenue. Film exchanges served the film industry as distribution centers, where theater owners came to view and lease films. Film Row was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.