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First Friday Americus hosts classic movie theme

AMERICUS — On Friday, Oct. 5 Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this First Friday is classic movies! Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from any classic movie. Downtown businesses will have discounts, samples, giveaways, and more! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
Businesses will be decorated after a classic movie of their choosing. Enjoy a “Steel Magnolias” theme with food and discounts at Mane Street Salon. Allie’s Boutique & More will host a “Grease” theme and invites everyone to come get groovy with sales up to 50 percent off and milkshakes! The Americus Visitor Center will have old Hollywood-themed décor and free giveaways. Xpert Gaming & Computer Shop will show the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown. Mobile Glassblowing Studios will host glass blowing demonstrations throughout the evening. The Huss Foundation will display and sell local artwork in the gallery. Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, The Kinnebrew Company, The Maze, and the Americus Snoball & Shaved Ice Co. will all be open late with discounts, specials, food samples, and more! The historic Rylander Theatre will host Sumter Players’ “She Kills Monsters” production beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now!
Georgia Southwestern State University, the presenting sponsor for this First Friday, will host an outdoor Roller Skating Rink at Lenny’s Market, 110 N. Hampton St. The rink will be open from 6-10 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. The Americus Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation during the event. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free. Maps and Playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available at participating locations. More information can be found on the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page.
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of our organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.