City View E-newsletter April 2017


The new luxury design Warren Theatre is expected to open on Thursday, July 25. It features ten auditoriums including four grand auditoriums with balconies. Every seat in the theatre is reserved and every seat is a lounger with seat heaters. Dining and cocktails are available upstairs. The new Warren Theatre has been described as "the next generation of motion picture presentation." We are excited to have the latest, most luxurious Warren Theatre here in Midwest City! 

Photos of The Warren Theatre


* Fireworks and Veterans with PTSD

Many people aren't aware that fireworks can be a source of stress for our military veterans who suffer from PTSD. The loud noises can sometimes be a trigger. Many veterans can mentally prepare for the planned events that happen in their hometowns. It's the unexpected firecrackers in their neighborhoods (especially at night) that bring them back to the battlefield. Please be considerate of our military veterans - attend the community events, such as Tribute to Liberty, rather than setting off fireworks in your neighborhood. Plus, as you will read below, fireworks are illegal in our city limits. 

* Fireworks are Not Legal in Midwest City  
Our ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to store, sell, transport, explode or discharge any fireworks in the city." Fireworks are banned in most communities because of the fire dangers that could occur. Fireworks can also cause damage to your ears, and can cause burns, loss of fingers, and other serious injuries. 

* Fireworks can cause Panic in Pets 
The safest place for your pet is safely inside your home. The panic pets experience as a result of fireworks may make them run away or jump a fence in an attempt to find safety. PetMD recommends leaving your pets at home, providing a safe spot from loud noises, and making sure your pets are properly identified with a microchip or ID tag. Never use fireworks around pets and make sure to clean up your fireworks debris. Unused fireworks or fireworks debris can contain toxic substances such as arsenic, potassium nitrate and other heavy metals. Keep Emergency Contact information handy. The number for the 24/7 Pet Poison Helpline is 855-764-7661. (A per incident fee applies.)

DID YOU KNOW? July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters nationwide. There is a 30% increase in the number of lost pets between July 4th and July 6th. 

Closed July 4th


Our administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observation of the Independence Day holiday. If your trash or B-week recycling is normally collected on Thursday, you'll receive your service on Wednesday, July 3rd. Be sure to have your carts out by 7 a.m. and leave at least five feet between your cart and any other carts or objects such as cars and mailboxes. All other days of the week this week will be on the normal collection schedule. 


Did you miss the Discover Oklahoma segment on Reno Swim & Slide this past weekend? If so, you can see it on their YouTube Channel here.  

Discover Oklahoma interviewing pool manager


Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events. Find more information on our website.

Thurs., July 4 - Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno Avenue. This is our annual family-centered patriotic celebration with musical performances, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks display! Families are invited to bring picnic dinners, blanket and lawn chairs to this free event. Activities for children include yard games, face painting, a patriotic photo op, and a chance to meet Captain America. Find more information here.

Tribute to Liberty graphic

Sat., July 20 - Cruise in for Coffee with new and classic cars and motorcycles welcome. Show off your ride and enjoy a cup of coffee. This event is at the Santa Fe Steakhouse at 7101 SE 29th Street from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Fri., Aug. 2 - Family Fridays: Rhythm and Flicks featuring Incredibles 2 at Charles J. Johnson Central Park at Town Center Plaza from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. There will be bounce houses, yard games, giveaways, food trucks, and of course, the movie under the stars!

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We are hiring for several positions including Fire Training Chief, Animal Welfare Supervisor, Municipal Prosecutor, and others. If you or someone you know is looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, you can visit the job opportunities section of our website.  

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