Free showing of "The Lorax" in Lexington

He speaks for the trees and is coming to the Kentucky Theater Saturday, June 9, for a free, special showing of his movie. He’s Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax.”

Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works and the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission are sponsoring the movie. The children’s book was the basis for a movie released earlier this year featuring the talents of Zac Effron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Danny DeVito. The movie is rated PG for Parental Guidance.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. with children’s activities until the movie starts at 10 a.m. Prizes will be offered, including copies of the book, activity books and t-shirts. Herbie, Rosie and Lenny, the city’s costumed characters, will also be on hand.

While admission is free, you must have a ticket to attend the showing. You can register online, print out your ticket and take it to the Kentucky Theater box office on June 9, or starting Thursday, June 7, pick up advance tickets at the box office. Learn more at

First published in 1971, The Lorax is a story that stresses the importance of a clean environment, and what happens when the environment is damaged. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

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