South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Movies in the park recreates that 'drive-in' summer feeling

It's sort of the same as going to a drive-in movie, but maybe even better.

The Surrey Downtown Business Improvement Association (here's their event page) has organized Movies in the Park every Saturday in August this year (2011). Shown on a big inflatable screen at Holland Park, the movies are kids movies. the whole event is geared towards young families, although I saw several clumps of teenagers and young couples there as well.

movie in the park, in the dark

There are several concession tents off to the side, including one for popcorn and another for face painting. By the time we got there it was getting dark so I didn't get my face painted. Maybe next time.

The weather was good (surprise!) and from the looks of the smaller kids you could tell it was a magical evening. My wife pointed out that it must be horrendous keeping track of your kids. No one seemed panicky, though, and even the smaller kids seemed able to find their way to and from those old, slow parents who didn't seem able to move from their chairs.

Not like me who almost got lost bringing a hot chocolate back to my sweetie.

audience and concessions

There's something really special about the light just after the sun sets, but before the sky turns black, especially if it's nice outside. Movies in the Park helps people capture that moment and make those special memories.

I couldn't figure out what was going on in the movie, but really that was irrelevant. It was an excuse to sit on a blanket in the park and watch people.



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