Its summer time, which means it’s time to get outdoors, and doing something that enables you to take in the summer days and nights. What better way to kick off the week with a significant other or friends, than with some classic cinema on the green. Most cities offer some form of screening that can be sought out with relative ease. A simple internet search and you are a step closer to habitual summer screening.
For years parks have played host to many cult classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Breakfast Club, Ocean’s 11 (the original), and Sabrina. Today, catching a film in this manner has become a cult classic in its own right. So grab a picnic blanket, your favorite bottle of wine, and head down to the park for mid summer nights screen.
Here are a few things to consider...
- Get there early. Typically, when they open the grass, there are people waiting to set down their blankets. If possible, get one member of your group to be there waiting by about 4:30 or so to ensure you get a good seat and ample space.
- Sometimes it can get crowded, especially the closer it gets to show time - cell phones and balloons are recommended to help your group find each other in time for the movie. (Be certain to dispose of your balloons in the trash).
- Bringing food and drinks is great and makes for a more festive occasion, but be aware of the bathroom locations as they can be tough to get to with the crowds, especially once the movie starts.
- Check to see if the grass opens for picnicking, and see when the films begin.
Remember, its summer so no need to overdo it. Go with something that speaks casual sophistication. Try a light weight washed chambray (J. Crew, www.jcrew.com) button up rolled to the elbow, paired with a tan chino (www.levi.com) rolled up above a pair of brown slip-on penny loafers (Sperry Topsider, www.sperrytopsider.com). Finish it off with a crocodile belt (www.ajskins.com) - and you’re good to go!