I am a huge fan of free public activies in general – just seeing all my fellow San Franciscans out enjoying our community gives me a thrill. And nothing is more fun than free movies in the park – a picnic dinner under the stars and snuggling those you love under a blanket while you watch a favorite movie. . . it’s like a modern urban campfire.
At least two organizations offer movies in San Francisco every summer: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (http://www.sfneighborhoodtheater.org/) and Dolores Park Move Night (http://www.DoloresParkMovie.org). Both are non-profits and could use your support. Last year there was a third organization, Alamo Square Movie Night that seems to be no longer functioning. Stefan and I attended several and think it’s perhaps because it was a tad too chilly for anyone but die-hards like us. )
You can generally count on my family planning to attend, so if you ever want to join us, just let me know. Here’s what I know about the schedules:
SF Neighborhood Theatuer Foundation Movies:
Saturday, 6/20, Dolores Park, GOLDFINGER (1964)
Saturday, 7/11, Union Square, MANHATTAN (1979)
Saturday, 8/1, Dolores Park, PRETTY IN PINK (1986)
Saturday, 8/22, Union Square, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
Saturday, 9/19, Dolores Park, THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
Saturday, 10/3, Wash. Sq. Park, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008)
Dolores Park Movie Night:
Thursday, July 9, at 8:30 P.M. – Annie Hall (1977)
Thursday, August 13, at 8:30 P.M. – TBD. They are open to suggestions. See the Web site.
Thursday, September 10, at 8:00 P.M. – TBD. They are open to suggestions. See the Web site.
Thursday, October 8, 7:00 P.M. – TBD. They are open to suggestions. See the Web site.