Basic Information;


Tamanend Park is located at 1255 Second Street Pike in Southampton, Pennsylvania (at the intersection of Maple Avenue halfway between Street and Bristol Roads).

Show times take place at dusk, which starts around 9:00pm but as the summer wanes, the times become earlier as the sun sets earlier, ending at around 6:00 pm.

The trails are illuminated with solar lights so you can feel confident that the lights will lead you to The Meadow Amphitheatre. If you arrive earlier you can check out the stage before it gets dark. This might help you feel better about where the films are shown because they are not right next to the parking areas. You will need to walk a little ways into the park. It is very enchanting and a lot of fun!

I suggest you get there a half an hour before dusk/dark. You are welcome to picnic in the Meadow while we set up for the film and you may end up getting a performance from the stage.

We have a concession stand where we sell canned soda, bagged chips, pretzels and popcorn. This year we tried ice pops and candy which worked well. For next season we hope to have purchased a popcorn machine.

We also sell insect repellent in case you forget to bring some, but the insects are really not that bad because we have tiki torches with citronella which seems to work pretty well.

We have a raffle which you can view on the IMS Virtual Studio and there is a countdown clock for the next film at that site also.

There are more pictures of the set-up for Cinema Under the Stars and you can also view a slide show presentation which will help you to locate the stage or find directions. To see this slide show go to;

The IMS Virtual Studio or The Shakespearean Journal.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Live Pre-Movie Entertainment

I just realized that we are in a position to present live entertainment before the showing of the film, So if you are an actor or an acoustical musician and would like to take the stage before the film, let me know. We show the films every two weeks and the stage is already set, so why not?  We will figure out how to derive compensation, worst case scenario will be a passing of the hat.

Approach to Presenting Films

An Overview of the future approach to
Cinema Under the Stars
Tamanend Park's
Meadow Amphitheatre

The previous season was selected based on what films were available 
and in an attempt to mix the program 
with predominately Shakespearean films 
and a few classics.

The Shakespearean Films will remain a main feature in this program
but next year we will feature more Musical Theatre works
and a few Old Time Classics.

The Sponsorship Program will now feature the ability for a business or individual
to sponsor one or more films. The cost for doing that for each film will be $225
* plus hands-on assistance
with helping to set-up and promote the showing.
The sponsor will be identified at the showing
and in the promotional materials that are distributed,
beginning the two weeks before the showing,
or in the case of more than one showing
or the entire season,
in all relative promotional materials,
including The Shakespearean Journal
and on the web pages.
In addition, the sponsor may also introduce the film
and take the stage to serve as the Host
for the programs they sponsor.
* Hands-on assistance involves ;
distributing playbills &posters,
helping to prepare  
The Meadow Amphitheatre
on the day of the showing
which includes: mowing the field,
placing the banners, signs & lighting,
setting up the screen & projection equipment
and setting-up and operating the concession stand.

More later if need be...

Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman

October 16th
at Dusk 
The Meadow Amphitheatre

Friday, September 24, 2010

Kenneth Branagh's " Hamlet"

Join us for a screening of the 
Full Text
Cinema Version

William Shakespeare's 

Join in before the showing 
(from 12:00 - 1:00)
for a few scenes
from "Hamlet" with
"Spontaneous Shakespeare"

Cold beverages and snacks available.

Contributions to help support "Cinema Under the Stars" appreciated.