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, August 16, 2011

Continuation and Sponsorship of the film program

Presenting films in Tamanend Park is dependent upon sponsorship to succeed in paying the expenses of the program.  Therefore,  I must ask that those concerned individuals who join me in believing that this program is good for the community, also join me in paying for the program in the park.

To continue these programs is something that will establish the regularity, consistency and dependability of Cinema Under the Stars and this is the most critical element that needs to be in place to build an audience.  People must be confident that if they make the effort to come to the park, the films will be presented as advertised.

No matter how may people show up for the film, whether it is one person or thirty, it still must be paid for and other expenses incurred as well.  We have shown a film for one person more than once.  This cannot go on but the process of building an audience must be able to tolerate this lack of an audience from time to time.  The only way to do this is if we have partners who assist us in covering these expenses while we are creating something good for the community.  Certainly, in exchange for this help, we offer every effort to include those people & businesses in our publicity and thanks for a job well done.

 The information below was part of a previous posting which I am updating so please bear with any inconsistencies you may see.  I do need to include a number of new sponsors who have contributed in-kind supplies and services but it is very important that we receive funding to cover the expenses that cannot be satisfied any other way.  If you feel that helping in this way is something you are willing to do,  please contact me. This program costs nearly $4,000 to produce for the season.

Previously Posted

This section is dedicated to listing the folks who have chosen to help out financially.  Display advertising is being offered in The Shakespearean Journal as one way to assist with this and other programs.  Those ads are published in the hard copy of the Journal and made reference to in the on-line edition as well.  Sponsors who specifically assist with "Cinema Under The Stars" will receive credit here and in the Hard Copy of the Journal also.

Sponsors may assist in any degree and be listed as a supporter.  To become Sole Sponsor of film requires incurring the full cost of presenting the film $250.  Credit for sponsorship will be listed in order of the amount of the cost incurred by the sponsors.  Details in this regard will be posted here in the future.

All listings are included here for one year, after which time they are revised.

Our Growing list of Sponsors 
and other assisting in the programs
Please also see our flyers for a more extensive listing.

Image of the Mind Studios
Upper Southampton Township
   Upper Southampton Parks & Recreation Department,
   Upper Southampton Free Library
Swank Motion Picture Distributors
R.C. Kletzing Inc 
 CNC Machining Services
First Federal Bank of Bucks County
Detland Equipment of Silverdale
John McShane Auto Body
Frank Servicenter
Hampton Cleaners
Grow's Auto & Truck Service
Office Max of Feasterville

Numerous volunteers have assisted and their work is very much appreciated, 
I hope that as we progress, we will be able to thank those people here for their assistance as well.