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KENNEWICK, Wash., June 9, 2009 – Warm summer nights at Columbia Park will again come alive this year with a family-friendly series of movies sponsored by U.S. Cellular. The movies start at dusk and various pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday evening between June 20 and August 8, except July 4 and 25.

The free movies are open to all ages and families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, along with food and drink (alcohol is not permitted) and enjoy a fun summer evening at the movies. For a full schedule of movies and events, please call (509) 947-PARK.

"Summer is a time for all of us to be outside and enjoy the fantastic weather. We're excited for the Movies on the River series to begin, providing a fun, free, family event outdoors," said Kim Sebastian, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Washington.

U.S. Cellular supports similar movie nights in four cities across the Northwest. Six years ago, the company launched its first movie series in the region with Movies in the Park in Medford, Ore. and Movies in the Park in Pendleton followed two years later. This year the company added movie nights in Ashland and Roseburg, Ore.

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The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Curve, HTC Touch Pro and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation's fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or