Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 11:09 am

Blog on the lawn. Not.

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 11:09 am

We spent the weekend with friends who live in Southern Village, a huge neighborhood/development in Chapel Hill. It was fun not to have to be anywhere or do anything at any particular time.

After dinner Saturday night, we sat out on the lawn in the “commercial” part of Southern Village and for $3 a head got to see “Road to Perdition,” a Tom Hanks gangster film I’d wanted to see in a theater and didn’t get to. The movie was projected from the back of a truck onto a full-size screen hung from stage scaffolding, behind which a beautiful full moon was rising as the show began.

The outdoor movies are shown on Friday nights from the end of May into October by the Lumina theater. Your $3 gets you a wristband that allows you into the theater itself for refreshments and restrooms. Early in the season, the movies are PG or PG-13 fare such as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Later in the season, the showtimes moved from 7:30 or 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and such R-rated titles as “Road to Perdition” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien” are featured.

We’d brought small beach chairs and a blanket to sit on, but during the first of two intermissions, we walked back across the street, pulled the back seat out of the van, brought it back into the park and sat comfortably on it for the rest of the show. Our friends, who need a new car and have been debating whether to buy a minivan, probably got sold by this particular feature.

It was a good weekend, better than we’ve had in quite a while.

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