Thank you to all of you who have attended and helped out with this year's film showings. I think we are set up for a successful season next summer and planning will be taking place over the winter months. If you have ideas for films, or would like to sponsor a showing please send an email to discuss it.
Although I had thought it would be nice to continue the season until the fall colors were apparent in The Meadow Amphitheatre, the chill of the evening and the scarcity of audience make it clear that ending the season on the 16th is the best approach this year. We may continue the season into Halloween next year if the public demand calls for it.
The vandalism at the concession stand is continuing and if anyone sees a potential problem at the stage, please call the police to let them know. We need to protect the Meadow Amphitheatre if it is something we want to have grow in the community into something we can be proud of.
Watch for next year's schedule to be posted here and keep in mind that next year we will be starting the evening an hour and a half earlier so that we can offer live performance before the film. If you are a performer and would like to take the stage let me know so we can schedule you stage time(s).
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, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The October 30th showing has been cancelled for various reasons. The rental cost of the film is too high, given that the income from the showings is strickley on a donation basis and it is uncertain that we will be able to generate that much income. Also, I realized, after viewing the film again, that the content of the film is not appropriate for the community park setting. I've also concluded that it is likely that it will be too cold and being that we are facing problems with vandalism and theft, past experience has shown that Halloween is a time when these problems increase. So I'm sorry to say we will not be having a showing on the 30th and the 16th will be the last film for the season.
Posted by Arthur Greisiger at 5:21 AM