Thursday, October 20, 2005

Outdoor movies return to Shreveport's parks - can the Drive-in be far behind?

The Robinson Film Center, in partnership with Shreveport Green and Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) - I thought it was Spt Parks And Recreation, but I guess I'm still living in the D'Artois era - is pleased to present Movies & Moonbeams, an outdoor cinema experience showcasing family-friendly films in Shreveport’s public parks.

Movies & Moonbeams will begin in Betty Virginia Park on Sunday, November 13 at 6:30 P.M., with a screening of a Spielberg family film, says Clare France.

Movies & Moonbeams events, which will be held once a month, hurricanes permitting, will present films on a mega-inflatable screen with theater-quality projection and sound. When inflated, the system stands almost four stories tall, says Chris Jay. When deflated, well, never mind, says Sylvia Goodman.

Gates (believe it or not, Betty Virginia recently gave birth to fences and gates) will open at 5:30 P.M. The film will begin promptly at 6:30 P.M., or this isn't Louisiana. You may learn the film title (E.T.) by contacting (318) 424-9090 or info@robinsonfilmcenter.org. Rain date: Sunday, November 20th.

Admission to Movies & Moonbeams is 50 cents. Boxed-lunches, concessions from Marble Slab and the Hot Dog Man, as well as candy and popcorn will be sold for cash money on site. While a limited amount of reserve seating will be available, the public is encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets and scaffolding to create their own comfortable spot on the park lawn.

To reserve a seat or table, contact Shreveport Green at (318) 219-1888. Outside beverages and ice chests are not permitted, says the insiders.

2 comments:

Brett Roman said...

Now if Betty Virginia Park would give birth to some mosquito nets, it would be perfect

Anonymous said...

In the Dartois era the biggest outdoor family events were the cross-burnings, while the indoor movies were wisely shut down, like "Last Tango," for being too boring. And SPAR stood for Shreveport Police Are Racist. Really.

--Unregistered 76