Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fun Post: Return of Screen on the Green

We thought it was dead, but we were wrong. According to the Washington Post, Screen on the Green has made a comeback. The outdoor movie series looked like it was going the way of the dinosaur when the major sponsor, HBO, decided to end its financial support. But, petitioners, including some who created a Facebook group, contacted HBO and other interested parties. Result: HBO will share the sponsorship duties with Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall. The first film shown will be Close Encounters of the Third Kind, on July 20th. There's a very slim chance of it being shown, but I'm hoping for my favorite summertime movie, Bring it On. Doubtful, yes, but there's always hope. Maybe I'll start a Facebook group.