Village's Veterans Commission Hosts Movie Nights at Civic Center

Village's Veterans Commission Hosts Movie Nights at Civic Center
Posted on 01/20/2016

The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission continues Orland Park's observance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with its upcoming movie nights.

"The Green Berets" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" will be shown at two separate commission sponsored movie nights.

"Orland Park was named a community partner in the US Department of Defense's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War," explained Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "We've hosted a number of Vietnam related events over the past year and the movie series is another way for us to thank the many Vietnam Veterans in the area."

The 1968 movie, "The Green Berets," starring John Wayne will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue.

"The Veterans Commission invites all veterans to come to the Civic Center for our movie nights," said Veterans Commission Secretary Tom Dubelbeis. "This will be a nice night of fellowship as we gather to watch movies that remember the Vietnam era."

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for both movie nights with the movies beginning at 7 p.m.
Robin Williams' 1987 "Good Morning, Vietnam" will be shown on Monday, February 29.

Popcorn, pizza and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and is open to all veterans and their families. Donations will be accepted and reservations should be made for everyone who wishes to attend.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Dubelbeis by calling 708-403-6115 or by email at veterans@orlandpark.org.