Mt. Pleasant Movie Series Starts July 24th

Add one more to your outdoor movies series options this summer. Given there are so many options this summer does anyone have a favorite venue so far?

From a press release:

“Mount Pleasant Main Street (MPMS) and CricKet Wireless present the free 2010 Movies in the Park
Series (Cine en el Parque) at Lamont Park, located at Mt. Pleasant Street NW and Lamont Street NW.
The films, themed “Road Trip,” include Little Miss Sunshine, Ride the Divide, The Brave Little Toaster
and Salt of the Earth. The movie series is designed to encourage community engagement, support local
businesses and draw visitors to the neighborhood.

For the hour prior to each film screening, MPMS will organize activities in Lamont Park such as live
music, Mount Pleasant trivia, and raffling of prizes from Mount Pleasant businesses.

Movies will begin at dusk, unless otherwise noted. Viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and
blankets. Picnic meals can be purchased from local vendors.

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

Schedule continues after the jump.

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

August 28 :: The Brave Little Toaster (rain date August 29) subtítulos en Español
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) subtitles en Español
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

16 Comment

  • why can’t we just have some fun summer movies? must mt pleasnts overblown sense of righteousness prevail in the movie series too?

    • I have to agree. Apparently, they dont want people to attend.

    • Oh god. Don’t we have enough vapid, dude-movie movie series in DC for yupster tastes? Can’t the yupsters stay in Col Hts and leave MtP to do something connected to its history and culture without having to vomit in the comments section?

    • I’m sorry, are Little Miss Sunshine and Brave Little Toaster not fun movies? I guess it’s hard to avoid the overbearing sense of righteousness hovering over an animated movie about household appliances on an adventure.

      And wow, movies about something interesting that you might not know about! Wouldn’t want to broaden your horizons at all!

      • My thoughts exactly. Were these meant to be sarcastic? Brave Little Toaster is like the precursor to Toy Story! There’s a talking electric blanket!

    • why are you complaining about a free-ish community activity meant to bring people together? (And if you want “fun summer movies” why don’t you go to Rosslyn)

      • why do i have to go to Rossyln for fun summer movies? who chose these movies and better yet who will be watching the last two?

    • Brave little toaster is awesome. Sorry you feel that we in Mt. Pleasant have an overblown sense of righteousness. Stay on your side of 16th street if you can’t handle it.

    • Last week I walked past this and they were showing a Jackie Chan movie. I don’t think this falls into the “overblown sense of righteousness” category

  • I wish they were screening the actual movie called Road Trip. Probably too much nudity to show in public, though.

  • Looks like a good variety of movies. Glad to see free events like this one that benefit the Mt. P. community.

  • cool! love this!

  • If you like movies…

    Come to a free screening at E Street Cinema tonight!
    Gene Screen: A Night of Film on Health and Genetics

    $5 suggested donation- read more here!

  • I directed Ride the Divide. It’s just out in select theaters and has been selling out a lot of shows. It’s a film that is surprising many as it’s not just for the cycling community. Hope you check it out and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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