Dollar Days: Its all about the movies
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Terrace Theater on James Island kicked off its nine-week family film series Wednesday with a little film you may have heard of that takes place somewhere over the rainbow.
“Our goal is to bring classic family films to the big screen, the way they were meant to be viewed,” said Paul Brown, owner of the theater. “We always start with the ‘Wizard of Oz.’ ”
Featuring a great lineup of films, the program is sponsored by Fisher Price, Pi and Lowcountry Parent magazine. Here’s what is showing this summer:
June 20: “The Sound Of Music.”
June 27: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.”
July 4: “The Incredible Journey.”
July 11: “The Jungle Book.”
July 18: “Polyanna.”
July 25: “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”
Aug. 1: “The Sandlot.”
Aug. 8: “Lassie.”
Aug. 15: “Free Willy.”
Films start at 11 a.m. Children under 11 get in free while those over that age get in for $4.
Want to win free tickets? Check in with the Lowcountry Parent Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ LowcountryParent, each week during the summer to find out how.
Go to www.terracetheater.org or call 762-4247.
Movies at the Pier
Are you ready to go back to the future?
Put on by Cinebarre, the town of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, this series of family movies is free.
Held at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., the first film of the series, “Back to the Future,” will be presented Friday at sundown (around 7:45 p.m.).
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the pier’s Riverwatch Cafe, and on-site vendors will sell kettle corn, hot dogs, funnel cakes, Italian ice and beverages. And don’t forget your chair or blanket.
Find out more at www.ccprc.com/movies.
Outdoor Film Fest
Looking for a little excitement in your life?
Watch Keanu Reeves, with a little help from Sandra Bullock, take on Dennis Hopper in “Speed,” showing Wednesday at Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant.
Held Wednesdays through Aug. 8 (except one showing July 2 instead of July 4), this free series features food, music and fun. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., and movies roll at dark.
“Speed” is a great action movie that centers around a bomb planted on an L.A. city bus, but keep in mind that this film is rated R for violence and language and may not be suitable for all ages.
Check out cinebarre.com for details.
Another story dealing with speed: “Cars 2.”
Also on Wednesday, Starlight Cinemas at Freshfields Village will be showing the family-friendly story of Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater as they head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix.
The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. with silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller Clay Rice performing his “Lowcountry Legends Show.” The movie begins at 8:30 p.m., so don’t forget your blanket or chair. The event is free.
Freshfields Village is on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Go to www.Freshfields Village.com.