And so we begin the next chapter of Movies Under the Stars Season 2 – RAIN DATES AND RESCHEDULED…
Coming this Friday, August 30th, Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars will be presenting Far and Away at Gallo Park on the waterfront. The movie will begin at 8:00pm. We are calling this a “bonus night” because it never made the regular season schedule. Our first attempt at a grown up night at Gallo Park was When Harry Met Sally, but half way through the movie the darn DVD decided it was not going to cooperate. So we decided to mix it up, and give you a taste of an Irish themed movie to honor the Hooley that will be kicking off in the same location later that weekend on Sunday. Enjoy some drinks and dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants and bars down on the waterfront and then catch a movie. There is a lot to see and do; great shops, food and the tranquility of the waterfront. Seating is limited so please bring a chair or blanket. Parking is available on street and the Trolley will be winding through the city to do pick ups beginning at 7:00pm. At this point, any rain events will move the title to next season.
Coming Soon to a Park Near You:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Sept 6, 7:45pm, Hasbrouck Park (Rain Date)
West Side Story and Special Performance by Gold Hope Duo, Sept 13, 7:00pm, Rotary Park (Rain Date)
And now a word of THANKS! Our regular season finale at Academy Green Park, sponsored by Academy General Insurance was delightful. Ice cream, Will Smith and aliens; how can you go wrong? Well a lot, but as they say the show must go on. Steve Ellsworth of Prosound Entertainment saved our necks … again! He and his family were wrapping up a job at the US Open in Queens and rushed back home to Kingston just in time to set us up with needed cords for our sound system. That was the second time this season that they answered the call for technical help and we couldn’t be more grateful to have friends with obscure power cords and know-how. Cryo Weld on Route 9W in the Town of Ulster also stepped up with free dry ice to keep the ice cream frozen. Our sponsor for the evening Academy General Insurance did more than hand us a check, but also bagged popcorn and helped set up. We have been blessed by an outpouring of goodwill and community spirit from great people like George from Binnewater Ice Company who provides bottled water and ice every week, the Ninety Nine Restaurant who provides us with popcorn, and all of the sponsors each week, many of whom like RUPCO, Kiwanis Club, Stewart’s Shops and the Hudson Valley Building Trades (to name a few) are back for the second year. Finally, our volunteer committee that ranges in age from 6 to 64 gives up a lot to spend their summer lugging around heavy equipment and and fighting off mosquitoes, but helping to build a stronger community and grow some fun family summertime memories makes it all worth it.
Thank you and We’ll see YOU at the Movies!