June 21st @ 8:40 PM “The Princess Bride”

 

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“The Princess Bride” Directed by Rob Reiner

a classic comedy from 1987

Starring

Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest,Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Faulk

 To cheer his ill grandson up, Grandpa reads him a story; The Princess Bride, a tale of the love between the beautiful Buttercup and the stable boy Westley, a love cruelly interrupted by Westley’s tragic apparent death at sea when seeking his fortune. Heartbroken, Buttercup has sworn never to love again, but accepts the marriage proposal of the rich and handsome heir to the throne of Florin; but death is no barrier to true love, and in a story filled with exotically-accented swordsmen, big-hearted giants, sadistic torturers, vile swamps, Rodents of Unusual Size, the Dread Pirate Roberts and a somewhat embittered miracle worker, the story twists and turns on a path filled with adventure. Will the True Love win the day? Will Inigo Montaya find the six-fingered man who murdered his father? Will Humperdinck’s evil plans come to fruition?

As a tribute to him, and to reconcile his yearly requests, we are screening the favorite movie of Dan, one of our longest serving volunteers, before he sets sail around the world, in the hope that he too will get sick of living as the dread Pirate Roberts and one day return.

click on the link below to see the original trailer

Summer season 2017

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The 13th season of Films in Van Vorst is coming this summer! The rain dates are again he following week. (except the first film which we have postponed to the rain date to start the season)

We have again been made possible thru the generous donations of our sponsors Dixon Leasing and Silverman Building Neighborhoods. Thank You!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens POSTPONED till September 21st

One storm has passed, but there is still a threat for more storms heading our way. Also, the Park is very wet from all the rain–and will make set up and sitting on the ground and benches uncomfortable.

We are hoping next Wednesday, September 21st, the Force will be with us and bring us better weather.

Stay tuned via our email list.  You can sign up  at vvpa.org

September 14th @ 7:30pm STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS

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September 14th  “Star Wars:The Force Awakens” 7:30pm

Directed by

J.J. Abrams

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue Stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.

Will Rey find Luke?  Who else will turn up to help the Resistance?  ( credit:IMDB)

click below to view the trailer

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JOY September 7th, STAR WARS September 14th!

We will be showing JOY  tonight 7:45pm . As we all know weather predictions are tricky…so far the weather looks to be cooperating!  See you tonite

and our next and last film is…. 

STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS will be shown NEXT WEDNESDAY September 14th. 

“JOY” Postponed till September 7th

We apologize for the last minute cancellation —the forecast has changed dramatically in the last few hours and unfortunately we feel we need to postpone JOY till next Wednesday.  Let’s hope for clear skies next week~  Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

 

“JOY” August 31st @ 7:50pm

 

Joy

Directed by David O. Russell

Nominated for Best Actress Academy Award- Jennifer Lawrence

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

Watch the Trailer!

August 17th “Grease” 8:20 pm

And the Audience poll winner is…..

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“GREASE”

Directed by Randal Kleiser

The 1978 classic starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.

Sandy and Danny fell in love over the summer and now discover they are attending the same high school. Will the romance continue?

Click below to view the original trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzWmxjYNfz4

Audience Poll for August 17th Movie!

Thank you all for your suggestions for this year’s Audience Poll!  We are keeping all those suggestions for possible films next year as there were so many good ones!!

After much consideration…here are the very diverse nominees!!!  You have until this Friday August 12th at 3pm to cast your votes.

Winners will be announced next Monday August 15th.

August 3rd “Finding Vivian Maier” 8:25pm

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August 3rd 2016   “Finding Vivian Maier” 8:25pm

Directed by

John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

This documentary follows the story of the the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers of her time. Nominated for an 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary.

click below to view the trailer