Saturday night’s showing of “Oz the Great and Powerful” will be on the West Lawn near the Red Barn. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with inflatable rides, children’s activities, local mascot appearances and music. The movie will start at dusk.

Parking will be available in several lots near the site. Patrons should enter via First Street off Cardinal Boulevard. Once on campus, visitors should turn left at the stop sign, then park either at the University Club lot or in the yellow lot behind Miller Hall.

Third Street from Central Avenue to Cardinal Boulevard will be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the Lunar 5K run. Also during that time, Central Avenue and Eastern Parkway will be closed between Floyd Street and Third Street. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnic baskets. UofL’s dining services provider, Sodexo, will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and other food on site.

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is the story of Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician who is swept away to an enchanted land and forced into a power struggle between three witches. Putting his magic to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, but into a better man. The movie, rated PG, stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.

UofL’s Great Places to Work Initiative sponsors Cards Under the Stars.

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John Drees
John Drees is a 32-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As interim senior associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing, 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.