- WyLiberty Movie Nights !!!
July 11, 2013, 6:00 pm
On July 11th our resident pop culture junkie Bruce Edward Walker will introduce us to the film "Won't Back Down". We will begin the evening at 6pm with a short introduction of the film. After the film we encourage everyone to linger and engage in discussion.
Popcorn and soda will be provided
1902 Thomes Ave. - At the corner of 19th & Thomes in Cheyenne !
Check out the poster for more information.
- WyLiberty Movie Nights !!!
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