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The Arts Council to screen '16-Love'
Movie stars Gainesville's own Chandler Massey

The Arts Council will present "16-Love" as part of its annual summer Movies on the Green series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.

This silver-screen flick is for kids and family and is rated PG. The movie will start at dusk, but gates will open at 7:30 p.m. with pre-movie activities for children. Tickets are $3 for Arts Council members and students and $5 for non-members. For tickets call 770-534-2787 or visit

Local heart-throb Chandler Massey will display his acting talents on screen in a starring role.

Ally "Smash" Mash (Lindsey Shaw from "Ned’s De-Classified School Survival Guide," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Pretty Little Liars") dominates all comers on the tennis court.

She has no time for lazy heartthrob Farrell Gambles (Emmy-winning Chandler Massey from "Days of Our Lives" and "One Tree Hill"). Ally puts in more hours on the court than she does off it — her world exists between the carefully painted white lines of junior tennis.

Farrell would rather play tennis on the Wii than on the court. As cute as he may be, Farrell barely registers on tennis champion Ally’s radar gun. But in a twist of fate, or rather a twist of ankle, Ally finds herself with plenty of time to coach none other than goof-off Farrell in his quest to secure a college scholarship.

"16-Love," released in January 2012, topped iTunes’ Sports Movies chart for several weeks.

Massey is an Emmy-winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Will Horton on the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives." He received the 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

Born and raised in Atlanta with his two younger siblings, he is the son of former Georgia Secretary of State Lewis Massey and Amy Massey and is the grandson of Gainesville’s own Abit and Kayanne Massey.

Movies are shown on a 35-foot inflatable screen so bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Rick’s Smokin’ Pig BBQ will be selling concessions.

Other movies in the series include "The Lorax" on Aug. 24 and "Top Gun" with Vertigo Band at a later date. For a complete listing of our summer concerts, movies and events please call 770-534-2787 or visit