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Basalt Summer Cinema: Movies in the Park: Double Feature
September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-6Free
Please join us for the final Basalt Summer Cinema of the season! A DOUBLE FEATURE you surely wont want to miss!
LABYRINTH (Rated PG)
PURPLE RAIN (Rated R)
Gates open at 7pm for a pre-movie community picnic and the movies will start after sunset.
Bring picnic baskets or try scrumptious snacks from the Munch LLC and other food trucks and venders. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for purchase so no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the park.
The series, presented by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, is designed to appeal to a range of ages and interests. The first film in the 2016 series will be a modern classic, the middle a warm and fuzzy shout-out to small-town triumph and the last a double-feature tribute celebrating artistic legends of our time, according to Robin Waters, president of the Basalt Chamber which is organizing the event with Haley Thompson, board member and president of Comet Productions LLC.
“Movies have the great power to bring people together,” said Thompson, who grew up in Basalt and is now a film editor. “We hope lots of people will come out to enjoy movies under the stars and help us with future planning.”
Here’s the starting line-up [see below for descriptions and ratings]:
July 9 – Princess Bride
July 23 – Rocky Horror Picture Show
August 13 – Local Hero
August 27 – Dirty Dancing
September 10 – Labyrinth & Purple Rain
We envision pre-movie events such as local premiere short films, open mic, student projects, musical performances, virtual reality demos and more, Waters says. The Outdoor Movie System includes a high-definition projector and Blu-Ray wifi-capable player. The planning team is reaching out local schools, the library and entertainers to share the stage. Future movies will be held in the new Triangle Park at Willits and other community locations.
Bring your sweatheart, folding chairs, blankets, small umbrellas and flashlights. Costumes are encouraged.
The Chamber invested nearly $5,000 in equipment and planning for the movie series and has attracted a strong network of early sponsors and supporters including the Town of Basalt, Alpine Bank, Midland Shoe, Elevate Dental Wellness, Munch LLC, All Valley Maintenance & Mechanical, Touchstone Business Advisors, Heirlooms, Sopris Chiropractic, Walter Meyer and others. Additional sponsors are needed to support the ongoing production and fund future movies. Top level sponsors are recognized in the pre-movie features and video advertising opportunities are available.
For information on sponsorship and supporting future events contact [email protected]
* AS DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT IN **
Presented by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit, 501(c)6, organization of business and professional men and women, was established in 1983 to promote the economic and civic well-being of Basalt and the surrounding community.
Working with a small staff, volunteer board and committees, the Chamber supports nearly 500 members and serves as a catalyst for business growth, encouraging entrepreneurship, cultivating business alliances and fostering economic opportunity.
2016 Basalt Summer Cinema Series: Movies in the Park
Local Hero 1983 Rated: PG
Up-and-coming Houston oil executive “Mac” MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction.
Dirty Dancing 1987 Rated: PG-13
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
Labyrinth 1986 Rated: PG
A 1986 British-American adventure musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Purple Rain 1984 Rating: R
A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.[Descriptions from Google and Wikipedia]