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World Premier set for local film

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It has been a long wait for the online members at www.thepeoplesmovie.com and the Lake Okoboji community for the World Premiere of "ARNOLDS PARK," but the final plans are now in place for the curtain to open at 7 p.m. on July 19.

Tickets will go on sale at the location of the World Premiere (the Great Lakes Cinema 7 in Okoboji, 712-332-7553) on Monday, June 18th. ARNOLDS PARK will play exclusively in the Lake Okoboji region throughout the remainder of July and early August before it begins an expansion across the Midwest in late August.

Gene Teigland of B.Sting Entertainment said,. "The most important thing for us is to ensure it opens at a time that made sense within the community. We want to maximize exposure for the film and expand its presence onto theatre screens without competing head-to-head with upcoming summer blockbusters".

The timing couldn't be better for BSE who has scheduled the World Premiere to coincide with the University of Okoboji's Homecoming weekend which kicks off July 20-22. This later release date also provides more time for the word of mouth to grow within a community that boasts nearly 200,000 seasonal residents and visitors per weekend beginning in late May.

Tickets for the World Premiere will be $12 per person, which includes a pre-party and autograph signing at the Arnolds Park Pavilion beginning at 5 p.m. the night of the premier. A free drink at the Pavilion and a commemorative item will also be included with the ticket price as KUOO broadcasts live from the event. Additional activities beginning earlier in the day and continuing after the Premier will be made known as the day draws closer.

The schedule for other theaters will be announced on the movie's official website www.ArnoldsParkMovie.com later.

"ARNOLDS PARK" is set around the classic amusement park where it was shot a year ago. In the story, the Iowa resort town hides a dark past - the murder of a young girl and the suicide of a boy who admitted to the killing. All is not as it seems as the truth begins to unravel...

The movie was created in a unique online collaboration effort that involved contributors from across the nation and 20 counties.