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The McKnight Center announces classic movie series: McKnight at the Movies

Monday, October 12, 2020

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will bring classic movies and cult favorites back to the big screen starting in October.

“The Performance Hall at The McKnight Center features a large screen and state-of-the-art projection system,” Marilynn and Carl Thomas Executive Director Mark Blakeman said. “This technology, along with our exceptional sound system, will create a unique way to experience old favorites and be entertained at the movies.”

The series will begin later this month with a showing of the original Ghostbusters, followed by Planes Trains and Automobiles in November, and Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life in December.

“We selected films that have been holiday traditions in many homes for years,” said Blakeman. “During this time when we’re limited in our ability to present live performances due to COVID-19, we hope to provide families with something familiar and enjoyable that will get them in the holiday spirit.”

Stillwater residents and McKnight Center supporters Michael Bode and Preston Carrier will sponsor the first movie, Ghostbusters, to kick off the series. To complete the movie experience, The McKnight Center will offer packaged popcorn, candy, and beverages, which can be pre-ordered at the time of ticket purchase.

The McKnight Center re-opened last month after implementing health and safety protocols such as socially distanced seating, regular health screenings and testing for staff, and enhanced sanitation throughout the building. All guests ages four and older are required to wear a mask while in the building. 


Additional showtimes may be added depending on demand.

Ghostbusters | Thursday, October 29, 7 PM | Sponsored by Michael Bode and Preston Carrier

Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Saturday, November 14, 7 PM
Please note this movie is rated R and may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17.

Elf | Saturday, December 5, 3 PM

It’s a Wonderful Life | Sunday, December 13, 3 PM

Ticket and Seating Information

Seating is socially distanced and can be purchased in pods of one, two, three, or four seats. The larger seating pods are only for families and groups who have been sheltering together.

Tickets go on sale October 12 and are $8 plus fees and taxes. To order, contact the Lou and Jim Morris Box Office at (405) 744-9999 or order online at Additional questions can be directed to

About the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University is a world-class epicenter for the arts, attracting celebrated national and international programs featuring notable performing arts productions and artists. The McKnight Center is an expression of Oklahoma State University's commitment to the arts to serve generations of students, performers, and audience members alike. Visit for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Novak | | 405.385.5167

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