Kirby Park fireworks postponed due to rain

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE — The city’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Kirby Park took a rain check Wednesday.

The evening’s fireworks and performance by The Starfires were postponed until Sunday, after heavy rainstorms moved through the area. The revised plans are:

• Saturday — Rides and vendors will be open from 5 to 10 p.m.

• Sunday — Rides and vendors will be open from noon to 10 p.m.

• Eddie Day & The Starfires will perform Sunday at approximately 7:30 p.m.

With the rain, some residents traded in their hot dogs and hamburgers for popcorn and soda this Fourth of July, resorting to another pastime — the movies.

Movies 14 on East Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre provided a change of scenery for many families on a rainy Fourth of July.

Nick Degnan, the assistant general manager of Movies 14 was glad people came out.

“We saw an increase in customers in the afternoon because of the rain,” Degnan said. “A lot of families came in to see “The Incredibles 2.”

With the cancellation of the fireworks, Degnan expected to have more people see a movie, Wednesday night.

“Although it came out two weeks ago, “Jurassic World” seems to be the most popular movie we are currently showing,” Degnan said. “I believe the crowd will be filled with teenagers aged 13 through 17.”

The Fourth of July has become synonymous with barbecues and beer, but believe it or not, it’s a very underrated weekend in terms of movie box office sales.

By Dan Stokes

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