Movies under the stars

Even in my infinite wisdom, I was unaware that there were other places to go see movies outdoors besides Loring Park. With last week’s 2006 finale with music by Low and the Philiadelphia Story on the big screen, I thought I would have to go another 300 or so days until another movie outdoors. But as is usually the case, St. Paul comes to the rescue! (the city, not the saint. link is just for informational purposes).

Comcast Music and Movies on Raspberry Island will offer much of what Loring’s Music and Movies in the park offers, but with a twist–the movies are newer than Paris Hilton’s latest boyfriend-accesory! Tomorrow night’s offering? Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Quite fitting that the movie will be shown on a giant floating screen. The program is sponsored by Comcast, which is taking over TimeWarner. I assume this is why they are able to get the latest awesome new movies, instead of timless (but black and white) classics. Now I love Cary Grant and Steve McQueen as much as the next Loring Park regular, well, maybe not that much, but I’m ready to see some newer material outside!

While this is the last movie on Rasperry Island this year, there is another St. Paul movies-in-the-park program that rotates to different parks and goes through October 19.

3 Comments so far

  1. Heather K (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

    This is reason 806,554 why I love St. Paul.

  2. richard (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    A number of other Minneapolis venues do outdoor movies series, too, including Solera and Brit’s Pub.

  3. Katie (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

    There’s also the You Were Never Here film series, being shown outdoors by St. Anthony Main.

    It starts Thursday, Sept. 7, with Being John Malkovich.

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