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Movies in the Park 2018

Select Fridays, May through September 28, 2018
Dusk: movie begins
Fort Massac State Park picnic area, across from Sonic

All movies are free to the public. Come early and bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be on leashes. Provided by Harrah’s Metropolis.  Monitor Facebook for cancellation notices. For more information, call 618-524-4712.

despicable-me-3Friday, May 25 – Despicable Me 3
The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

cocoFriday, June 8 – Coco
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

wonderFriday, July 6 – Wonder
This New York Times bestseller tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time and Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


Friday, July 20 – Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

cars-3Friday, August 3 – Cars 3
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

nut-job-2Friday, August 24 – The Nut Job 2
Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.

sherlock-gnomesFriday, September 7 – Sherlock Gnomes
When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in London with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting a new garden ready for spring. When everyone in the garden suddenly goes missing they call Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of the city shows up with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery soon leads the gnomes on a rollicking adventure as they meet all-new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of London.

the-starFriday, September 28 – The Star
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wise-cracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.


Some of the vendors included are:

  • 3 Sassy Angels
  • Apple Blossoms
  • The C-Sharp Project
  • Chalk Couture
  • Custom Southern Co.
  • Industrial Vintage Redo
  • Lip Sense
  • Mary Kay
  • McPlants Greenhouse
  • NaNos Kitchen
  • Pretty Craft Creations
  • Putterhead’s Beef Jerky
  • Rodan + Fields
  • RoughCut Creations
  • Triple B & P Stitches
  • Wreath’s & Refurbished Items by Chelsea
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Metropolis City Pool opens June 5, 2018

The Metropolis City Swimming Pool opens on June 5th, and will be open through Summer until school starts back up. The last day of the pool season will be on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3rd from 1-5 p.m.

keep cool in the pool imageRegular Swim Hours:
Mon.–Sat.  Noon–4:45 p.m.
Sun. 1–4:45 p.m.

6 and over: $1.50
Ages 5 and under: Free.

Individual Pass: $25
Family Pass: $20 per person (living under same roof)
If you owe the City of Metropolis for your electric bill, that amount will be added to the cost of your pass. Information on other pool activities will follow this one.

Water Aerobics
Starts Monday, June 11 
Mon. & Thur. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wed. &  Sat. 11 a.m.-Noon
Cost is $25 for the season.
The class has open enrollment, and you sign up the first time you attend. End time not available yet, but will last at least 8 weeks. Certified instructor is Tonya Bell.

Swim Lessons
Monday, June 18 – July 28
Beginner: 10-11 a.m. Mon & Thur. or Tue. & Fri.
Intermediate: 11 a.m.-Noon. Mon & Thu, or Tue. & Fri.
Advanced:  10-11 a.m., Wed & Sat
Students report Monday, June 18th at 8 a.m. wearing swim suits, for testing and registration. Cost is $25 per student. Lessons last 6 weeks.

Free Adult Laps Only Swim
Starts Wednesday, June 20
Wed. & Sat. 10-11 a.m.
There is no cost, but it is laps only. Do not bring your children to this, as the lifeguards will be busy working during that time.

Pool Parties
The Pool is available for parties each evening after closing. The cost is $50 per hour. They provide the lifeguards, and you provide everything else. The parties start at 7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday nights, after water aerobics. The rest of the weeknights, the parties start at 6 p.m. Maximum party time is 2 hours. Call to reserve a date.

Metropolis City Pool image

Location: 312 W. 4th St., Metropolis

Cinemark Summer Movies start on May 21

May 24 through July 26, 2018, Monday-Thursday
9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Cinemark Theater, 5159 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Ky.

Ten fun films for kids.
Ten movies for $5 or one movie for $1.
All films are rated PG.

  • May 21-24:  Captain Underpants
  • May 28-5/31:  The Emoji Movie
  • June 4-7:  Boss Baby
  • June 11-14:  Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • June 18-21:  The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • June 25-28:  Storks
  • July 2-5:  The Nut Job 2
  • July 9-12:  My Little Pony
  • July 16-19:  Ferdinand
  • July 23-26:  Paddington

For more information, visit website.

Superman Celebration is June 7-10

Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2018
40th Annual Superman Celebration
10 a.m.-10 p.m. most days
Superman Square and other locations throughout Metropolis

What started as a one-day “Homecoming” for the local residents has now evolved into a 4-day celebration that attracts Superman Fans and families from around the world. This year marks the 46th year that Metropolis, IL has been designated as the adopted “Home of Superman.”

The Superman Celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th and runs through 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th. Many special events are planned for this year’s Celebration including musical entertainment, a carnival, Superman Celebrity Autograph and Q & A Sessions, and the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest.

CELEBRITY & SPECIAL GUESTS   (for details, click here)

Brandon Routh (Superman & the Atom, Superman Returns, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow)
Shaun Sipos
 (Adam Strange – Krypton TV series, Chloe’s boy thing – Smallville TV series)
Blake Ritson
(Braniac – Krypton TV Series)
John Haymes Newton (Superboy/Clark Kent – Superboy TV Series)
Aaron Smolinski (Baby Superman – Superman the Movie, Man of Steel
Jeff East (Young Clark Kent – Superman the Movie)
Jack O’Halloran (Non, Superman the Movie)
Ilya Salkind (Producer – Superman the Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superboy, Supergirl)

For autograph sessions schedule, click here. (currently unavailable)


The Ball Brothers on Thursday night. Corey Evitts on Friday night. Jamie Kelly on Saturday night. Musician details are listed on the website.


Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Libation Station
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
PrewBub Cafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis
Cold drinks tea, soda, beer, wine hard ciders, juice and lemonade. Located on the patio on corner of 8th and Market Street. Activities include corn hole, ring toss, face painting and animal balloons for kids. For information, contact Terri at 618-519-0785 or

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Helicopter Rides
Thu. 4 p.m.-Dark
Fri.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-Dark
Near Superman Statue, downtown Metropolis
Stephens Aircraft Solutions will have a reservation booth located at Superman Square. Rides are $50 per person with a minimum of 2 riders and can take up to 3 riders. The flight lasts 15 minutes.

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9
Sonshine Carnival
Thu.-Fri. 5 p.m.
Sat. Noon
Near Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
Ticket information is as follows: Armbands $15 (armbands required for every session) – Single tickets $1 (2 or more required) – 20 tickets for $15 (A savings of $5). There are two sessions on Saturday, each session requires a separate armband purchase. All weather permitting.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7-8:30 p.m.
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
The 30th Annual Superman Road Race will include a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. Participants start and return in Fort Massac State Park. Awards given for both Men and Women based on age divisions. Race starts and ends at the large pavilion across from Sonic. Pick up entry form at the Chamber of Commerce or visit Facebook.

Thursday, June 7
Annual Super Bowl(ing)
7-10 p.m.
Super Bowl, 1107 E. 8th St, Metropolis
Each Team/Lane must have 5-6 people. Bumper bowling for kids is on the far lane. Cost is $8 per person which includes two games and shoe rental. Bring any Superman or geeky item to donate to Sell For Good and/or bring some money to buy. Raffle also available. All proceeds are donated to The Humane Society. Facebook.

Friday, June  8  (details not confirmed yet)Superhero breakfast
Save the Massac Breakfast with Superheroes

7-10 a.m.
Happy Hearts Senior Center, 701 Market St., Metropolis
Dine with your favorite superheroes with a special breakfast for kids and kids of all ages. Superheroes will be on hand for photos and to interact with the crowd. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy with choice of milk, orange juice or coffee will be served. Limited seating. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. All proceeds goes towards renovating the Massac Theatre. For tickets or information, contact the Metropolis Chamber at 618-524-7986.

Friday-Sunday, June 8-10
Metropolis Super Con
Fri.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
715 Market St., Metropolis (caddy-corner from Lois Lane Statue)
Free and open to the public. Vendors manning 50 tables will be selling Superman collectibles, Sci-Fi, Comic Books, Action Figures, Super Hero memorabilia, Super Hero clothing and costumes, jewelry, gaming stuff and supplies, cos-play merchandise, TV and movie collectibles and autographed photos, Star Wars collectibles, and most of what one would find at a big-city pop culture con. For information, contact Kevin Steward at 270-210-1868 or Facebook.  Website.

Friday, June 8
Superman Super Site Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please RSVP and join us for the 9th Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet taking place during the 40th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. This years event  will feature various door prizes being given away including DVD’s, Blu-rays, and many other donated items from local merchants as well as fun, food and a few surprises. Please RSVP by clicking “going” button on Facebook Event.

Friday – Sunday June 9-10
Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writer’s Way
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
8th and Market Sts., door on side of Union Hall, Metropolis
Artist Alley Is probably one of the coolest places during Superman Celebration where Artists and Writers gather, ready to show off their sketches, books, magazines, comics and charm. Featured guests are Philo Barnhart (professional film animator), Alex Saviuk (artist), Art Baltazar (comic artist), Peter Poplaski, (artist),  Michael Eury (writer/editor), Jon Pinto (artist), Charles D. Moisant (artist/author), and  Daniel Peretti (author). Admission is free. For detials, visit website.

Sunday, June 10
Rotary Super Car Show
Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Cars and trucks are polished to perfection and fill Fort Massac State Park for the popular show. Free.  For information, call 618-524-2714. Held annually in conjunction with the Superman Celebration.

Schedule of Events will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Complete details can be found on

For more information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 618-524-2714 or 800-949-5740.

Lower Town Arts And Music Festival is May 18-19

Friday-Saturday,  May 18-19, 2018
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival
Friday: 3-10:30 p.m .
Saturday: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Lower Town district, 7th and Madison streets, Paducah, Ky.

lowertown-festivalThe Lower Town Arts & Music Festival introduces the art, music and food of our region for the purpose of cultural enrichment and economic growth. The Festival creates an experiential learning opportunity through accessibility, entertainment, and inclusiveness, allowing festival goers to become familiar with the regional arts and to encourage their support through attendance and patronage.

The annual Fine Art and Music Festival will feature art displayed in the heart of this nationally recognized gallery district. Bands will perform free concerts and lots of food and artist vendors available. Other activities and Children’s Pavilion also featured.

For details click the following links.
Music Schedule – Musicians List
Participating Artists List

The festival is a fundraiser for the Yeiser Art Center with donations and money earned from the festival directly benefiting this nonprofit arts organization.


Website – Facebook

Market Street Spring Fling is May 5

Market St. Spring Fling

Saturday, May 5, 2018  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Market Street, Metropolis

Vendors will set up on Market Street from the Superman Statue to the Lois Lane statue on 8th Street. There will be Barbecue, Chicken and Dumplings, Amish Baked Goods and a lots of other good things to eat.

Other vendors include Mary Kay, Tupperware, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, plants, good “junque” and much more. The sale of animals will be prohibited.

Vendor spots are only $10 with the proceeds to benefit Let’s Grow Metropolis.

For more information, contact Tish Lewis at 618-524-2758 or,  or call Rozann Wilkens at 618-524-2063.