This post is by guest blogger Rosie Venegas.
Last Friday night, the city kicked off the first production of the Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series. We watched Madagascar 3 at Cuesta Park and boy did we have a blast! This was just one of the six movies that will be shown at different Mountain View public parks. Many people came out to enjoy the fresh air and family environment, including some friendly fruit bats. Over the past few years I have been attending with my family and niece. We have seen the audience grow from a small group of families to a bigger and more diverse group. This production even attracted a large group local collages students. This comes to show that “Movies In The Park” is not only for the kids, but for the young at heart.
Summer Outdoor Movie Night is Co-sponsored by the City of Mountain View Recreation Division and the YAC (Youth Advisory Committee). The group of teens from the committee handed out popcorn and lemonade through out the night to us movie night goers. Last Friday’s audience was so big that they ran out of popcorn before the movie started.
All movies begin at 8:30pm or when it’s dark enough outside to watch the movie on their huge blow up screen. I always plan to go extra early and bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. I find that the picnic before the movies is just as fun as the movie itself, so does many other families. If you plan to attend next Friday night’s movie, don’t be shy to show up early. There is music and tons of laughter to go around.
Thank you MV Recreation Division and YAC for putting this together and giving residents something fun and free to do on Friday Summer nights. What a great way to enjoy the parks that Mountain View has to offer.
Here is a list of upcoming movies and their locations for the rest of the summer:
See you all at the movies!
Friday, July 19, 2013 at Sylvan Park - "Antz" (PG) Friday, July 26, 2013 at Eagle Park - "Wreck it Ralph" (PG) Friday, August 2, 2013 at Stevenson Park - "Shrek" (PG) Friday, August 9, 2013 at Whisman Park - "Dr. Suess' The Lorax" (PG) Friday, August 16, 2013 at Rengstorff Park - "Hotel Translyvania" (PG)