Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Movies in the Park" Returns to Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Main Street is graciously bringing back Movies in the Park this summer. Held in Lamont Park, of course. Who needs Screen on the Green; we have our very own, minus the green. The theme this year is "Road Trip," and you'll see why, looking at the selection. The first film is this Saturday!

Movies start at dusk, so there's no exact start time; they'll begin just as the sun is setting. However, come early because MPMS will have organized music, Mt P trivia and other activities on hand before each movie. I always like to say early is on time, so be like me. Actually, I'm a well known procrastinator. So, don't be like me. Anyway, just come early. Here's the schedule.

July 24 :: Little Miss Sunshine (rain date July 25)
A family piles into their VW van and heads West to a beauty pageant-- adventure ensues.

August 7 :: Ride The Divide (rain date August 8)
An account of the world’s toughest mountain bike race: a trek over 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide. This will double as a fundraiser for Neighbors Consejo with a suggested donation of $5-10.

August 28 :: The Brave Little Toaster (rain date August 29)
Five appliances -- a toaster, desk lamp, radio, electric blanket and vacuum cleaner-- set out on the road in search of their owner. Kid-friendly activities before the film.

September 11 :: Salt of the Earth (rain date September 12)
A blacklisted 1954 film about labor rights and immigration based on an actual strike at the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico. Co-hosted by the Latino Association of Mount Pleasant.