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September First Friday to Feature Outdoor Movie

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of “SING”! The event will take place on Friday, September 1st in downtown Greenville.

Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine, shop, and enjoy other activities starting at 6 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:15 pm).

In the movie, koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Theater on Third is an outdoor movie experience and will be located in the city parking lot behind Bach to Rock. The movie will be projected onto the Nature’s Heart Yoga building (120 W. Third St.). The event is free and open to all, kindly sponsored by Greenville National Bank.

Pop, water, and candy will be available for purchase, with all profits donated to Main Street Greenville, and First UMC will have free popcorn (while supplies last).

In addition to the movie, the Ping Pong Ball Prize drop will be taking place on W. 3rd Street at 7 pm. In cooperation with the City of Greenville Fire Department, Main Street Greenville will be dropping 200 ping-pong balls from the ladder of a fire truck. The ping-pong balls will have colored dots on them, each color representing a different prize level.The ping-pong ball drop is sponsored by Greenville National Bank and Second National Bank.

As with every First Friday, many downtown businesses will be open late! Some will also offer fun specials or promotions, including:

  • First Presbyterian Church will be offering free ice cream at 114 E. 4th Street

  • The Merchant House will have live music by Mark Cantwil from 8 - 11 pm

  • Barbara Rethlake Dance Studio is having an open house as well as offering 10 minute foot reflexology sessions by Amy Kohlhorst of Saltz & Sensez

  • The Cozy Nest will have their annual Fall Open House in their new location, 519 S. Broadway, celebrating the harvest season with the first look at their new fall decor

  • Bread of Life Christian Bookstore will be open late for September First Friday and will have all jewelry on sale at 20% off (excluding Fran Lee Jewelry)

  • The First Heavy Metal Church of Christ will be having live music and a craft for kids

  • Greenville National Bank will grill free hamburgers and hot dogs during the lunch hour (11:30 am - 1 pm) on Friday, September 1st, located at 446 S. Broadway

In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside First United Methodist Church at 202 W. 4th Street. Visit our facebook page or website for any updates concerning the event.

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit or call 937-548-4998. You can also follow the organization on Facebook or Instagram to receive updates on a regular basis.

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