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Mt. Pleasant Movie Series Starts July 24th

by Prince Of Petworth July 15, 2010 at 11:00 am 16 Comments

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

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