Category Archives: schedule

August 14th ” The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie” 8:15 pm(postponed from last Wednesday)


“The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie”

directed by Chuck Jones and Phil Munroe

The 1979 movie is a collection of Warner Bros. short cartoon features starring Mel Blanc as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy duck, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe Le Pew and Arthur Q.Bryan as Elmer Fudd.  The animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events

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July 24th “West Side Story” 8:30 pm


“West Side Story”

directed by

Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

The 1961 musical film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical inspired by Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet . It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris

The film received praise from critics and the public, and won ten Academy Awards in its eleven nominated categories, including Best Picture. West Side Story holds the distinction of having won more Academy Awards than any other musical film

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June 12 LIFE OF PI

June 26 ARGO






July 10th ” The Impossible” 8:30 pm


“The Impossible”

directed by

J.A. Bayona


Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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“ARGO” June 26th, 8:30 pm



Wednesday June 26th for


directed by

Ben Affleck

Winner of the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Picture , Best adapted screenplay,and Best editing.  Argo is based on the true events of operative Tony Mendezs book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bearman’s 2007 Wired article The Great Escape.   The Film chronicles the Mendez led rescue of six U.S. diplomats during Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979

Special guest, Pamela Pearl 

Associate Casting Director on ARGO

will be joining us before the film-8:30 pm

 She will be sharing with us the process and

inside scoop on how they found this extremely talented cast.

She has got some great stories!! Q&A to follow

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Summer 2013-Season 9

As promised we announced our full season this past Wednesday.  It was a perfect night for a movie outdoors–it was so wonderful to see young and old, friends meeting friends and sharing dinners, neighbors stopping by to watch a few minutes of Life of Pi on our screen chowing on some free popcorn….Make sure to catch a movie this summer–Bring a picnic~make it a date! You won’t regret it!

Our Season:

June 12--Life of Pi (PG)

June 26–Argo (R) (Special guest speaker before film, Pamela Pearl who was a casting associate on the film–learn the inside scoop on how major motion pictures are cast!)

July 10–The Impossible (PG-13)

July 24–West Side Story (G)

August 7–The Bugs Bunny & Roadrunner Movie (G) (1979)

August 21-The Intouchables (R)

September 4–Silver Linings Playbook (R)

June 12th ” Life of Pi” kicks off Season 9 at 8:30 pm


“Life Of Pi”

directed by Ang Lee

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 2012 and winner for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best visual Effects and Best Original Score.

“Life of Pi” is an adventure drama film

based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film is based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee, and stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain.

The storyline revolves around a 16-year old Indian boy named Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, who survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

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September 12th “The Artist” 8:00 pm


“The Artist”

directed by Michel Hazanavicius

The 2011 French film in the style of a black-and-white silent film. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star (Jean Dujardin) and a rising young actress (Bérénice Bejo) as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the “talkies”.

It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture, and the first mainly silent film to win since 1927’s Wings and Sunrise won best picture awards at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. It was also the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955’s Marty, and the first black-and-white film to win since 1993’s Schindler’s List.

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August 22nd “An American In Paris” replaces “Singin in The Rain”

Due to a licensing issue we will be unable to screen “Singin in The Rain” this Season. We apologise for the change but hope you will come out for “An American In Paris”

August 22nd “An American In Paris” 8:15 PM

“An American In Paris”

 directed by

Vincente Minnelli

The 1951 Musical starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin’s music. Songs and music include “I Got Rhythm “,”I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise”and “Our Love Is Here to Stay”. The climax of the film is “The American in Paris” ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin’s An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000

Winner of 6 Academy awards in 1951 including Best Picture!

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