UofL summer movie series begins with ‘Escape from Planet Earth’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Cards Under the Stars family movie series returns to the Belknap Campus this summer and the first movie will be out of this world.

    “Escape from Planet Earth” will kick off the 2013 series on Friday, June 7. The free, public event will begin with inflatable rides and children’s activities at 6:30 p.m. Local singer/songwriter Leigh Ann Yost will perform at about 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk.

    Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnic baskets and coolers. Sodexo will offer a variety of snacks and drinks for sale.

    “Escape from Planet Earth” follows the escapades of astronaut Scorch Supernova, a hero to the blue citizens of the planet Baab, and his nerdy brother Gary. When Scorch receives an SOS, he heads for a dangerous and dark planet known as Earth. But after Scorch is captured, it’s up to Gary to save his brother, his own family and his planet.

    Cards Under the Stars will continue July 19 with the Disney/Pixar film “Brave.” The series will conclude Saturday, Aug. 17, with a film still to be determined.

    The movie series is sponsored by UofL’s Great Places to Work Initiative.

    For more information, go to www.louisville.edu/events.

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.