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New downtown movie venue is not a theater – it’s a shipping container

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The film is set and was made in Kansas. (Rod Pocowatchit / The Wichita Eagle / Oct. 15, 2016)
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The film is set and was made in Kansas. (Rod Pocowatchit / The Wichita Eagle / Oct. 15, 2016)

You could call it the official trailer for the Tallgrass Film Festival.

Tallgrass calls it its Site Box Cinema, and it’s on display in the ICT Urban Pop-Up Park, 121 E. Douglas, now.

Inside the stark red shipping container will be screenings of – you guessed it – trailers for upcoming Tallgrass films, as well as a couple of short documentaries. Those screenings start Wednesday.

All showings at the Site Box Cinema are free and open to the public.

Here’s the schedule of events for the shipping-container theater:

▪ Oct. 11-18: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., screenings of trailers from upcoming Tallgrass films on loop.

▪ Oct. 19-22: 11-11:30 a.m., screenings of Tallgrass trailers and a sneak peek of “Documentary of a Lost Girl,” about Wichita silent film star Louise Brooks

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., screening of “Preserve Every Piece: Conservation of the Joan Miro Mural ‘Personnages Oiseaux’”

12:15-12:30 p.m., screening of “MTWichita: Definitely Broadway”

12:30-1 p.m., screenings of Tallgrass trailers and a sneak peek of “Documentary of a Lost Girl,” about Wichita silent film star Louise Brooks

1-1:45 p.m., screening of “Preserve Every Piece: Conservation of the Joan Miro Mural ‘Personnages Oiseaux’”

1:45-2 p.m., screening of “MTWichita: Definitely Broadway”

The 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival runs from Oct. 18-22.

Matt Riedl: 316-268-6660, @RiedlMatt

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