In a summer and early fall where we didn't think we would have much in the way of entertainment - we were pleasantly surprised by all of the events that were scheduled at Ogren Park. One weekly staple of the last few months has been the Missoula PaddleHeads and the Roxy Theater teaming up to present Centerfield Cinema on Thursday nights. They've had a pretty fantastic lineup of movies, and what a cool venue to watch a film! The final showing of Centerfield Cinema was set to be tomorrow with a showing of Scream just before Halloween arrives this weekendI guess it's a fitting ending that the final one is canceled after the whole idea of the weekly movies was to replace the canceled baseball season. What a 2020 way to end it.

The cancellation comes shortly after new requirements were introduced by the Missoula City-County Health Department yesterday afternoon. The official statement from the PaddleHeads website is below.

Tuesday, with a focus on the wellbeing of our entire community, the Missoula City-County Health Department announced a new series of requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Effective Thursday, 10/29 at 8:00am, the order includes new limits to total gatherings, venue capacities, and a voluntary shelter-in-place.

View the ORDER of the Missoula City-County Health Officer –

Where the PaddleHeads have been proud to provide a confidently safe and socially distanced environment for entertainment all summer long, we fully support the decision made by the Missoula City-County Health Department to increase restrictions and keep our community safe. In a show of support, the PaddleHeads and Roxy Theater have decided to cancel Thursday night’s showing of Scream. All ticket purchasers will receive a refund to their charged accounts within 72 hours. Questions? Call 406-543-3300.

In what has quickly become a new, favorite tradition for our community, Thursday’s showing of Scream was set to be the last Centerfield Cinema event of the year. However, Missoulians can look forward to a return of the PaddleHeads & Roxy partnership in April of 2021. Keep your eyes peeled to all PaddleHeads social media platforms and for up to date information on future films, baseball, and a full series of can’t miss events at the crossroads of the Clark Fork River and the Bitterroot Railway.

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