Varsity Pop-Up Cinema Presents Outdoor Films

Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Cullen is the star of the upcoming “Storm Lake” documentary, featuring Cullen and his family covering the local community through the Storm Lake Times newspaper. Photo: Independent Television Service

The Varsity Cinema will open for two nights as a pop-up, outdoor venue on Sept. 17 and 18.

The Des Moines Film Society will present an advance screening of “Storm Lake,” a documentary covering Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Cullen and his family at the Storm Lake Times newspaper, on Sept. 18. The film’s directors and its star Cullen will be available afterward for a live Q&A. The Sept. 17 showing will feature “Moonrise Kingdom,” a 2012 coming-of-age comedy-drama. There will be a pre-show DJ set from the Dusk Bros.

Movies will be presented on the grassy lot at 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue, just steps from the Varsity Cinema, which remains closed for renovation. Tickets ($5-$10) are available here. Attendees should bring their own blanket or lawn chair. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks will be available for sale.

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