Thursday, June 7, 2012

Films Al Fresco: @flickson5th, Dive-In Movies and Food Truck Flicks

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Yesterday, Google paid homage to the birth of the drive-in movie theatre on June 6, 1933 with a dandy "Doodle" and the accompanying animation:

With the Starlight Drive-In doubling as a shooting gallery and a pay-by-the-hour-motel, claiming the mantle from the cancelled Screen on the Green, many Metro Atlantans are looking elsewhere for outdoor screening optionss.

Here are three that captured our fancy:

1) Flicks on 5th has emerged as the veteran of the local series. Staged on 5th Street in the heart of Georgia Tech's "Tech Square," this summer, the series showcases four decidedly mainstream films on Wednesdays in June at 9:00 PM. The series launched last night with MI:4 Ghost Protocol, and continues throughout the month with "Chick Flick" The Vow (June 13), Georgia-lensed Footloose (June 20), which appropriately includes a scene shot at the aforementioned Starlight Six, and family favorite Happy Feet Two (June 27)

Complete info is here: http://www.flickson5th.net/default.html

2) Dive-In Movies at Six Flags White Water

Here is a description from their press release:

Six Flags White Water is bringing back the guest favorite Dive-In Movies this summer to offer families the chance to catch the latest films while relaxing in the Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool. The park will project full-length movies on to a 22-foot screen atop the wave pool to provide a refreshing way to watch a movie. Dive-In Movies will be shown each Thursday evening in June and July and are included with park admission. Movies will begin just after park closing at 7 p.m.

The line-up is a mixed bag—family flicks like Dolphin Tale (June 7) and Puss in Boots (July 5), the apparently ubiquitous Footloose (June 28), and tweet-girl magnet Twilight (July 19). Picquing our interest: a quartet of Spielberg blockbusters: Goonies (June 14), Adventures of Tintin (June 21) Jaws (July 12... IN A POOL!...think about it) and Back to the Future (July 26). Whether as a director or producer, Spielberg simply defines summer.

Complete info is here: http://www.sixflags.com/whiteWater/events/DiveInMoviesDolphinTale.aspx

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3) Food Truck Flicks. We're late to the party—their debut screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was May 31—and a follow-up show has yet to be announced, but we think the idea of movies and food trucks sounds fun. Perhaps the folks at Atlanta Food Truck Park will take the initiative to plan an entire summer series on par with L.A.'s Eat See Hear series.

The real question is will WOW! Food Truck proprietor Wendy Cross lobby for films featuring brother David? Will we be treated to the entire Chimpmunks oeuvre, including all the squeakquels?

I'll have a large order of the Fish and Chip-wrecks!

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