The anticipated showing of "American Graffiti" is being postponed until such time as we can combine it with a car show and concert presentation with a selection of "Fifties" bands. This was proposed as a fund raiser for a worthy cause and so we will save this for that purpose.
In addition to this, I am unwilling to produce showings, or stage presentations of Live material without a solid Board of Directors for these events. I have found that there have been some folks who have been willing to help from time to time, but this group of people needs to be consistently there and committed to the process.
I am willing to remain available to do this work, so long as we have at least six other committed individuals at the head, making a board of seven and a very definite source of funding. My fund-raising efforts were spotty at best and I simply cannot dedicate that much effort to a community oriented program, particularly if the community is not contributing the resources we need to make this thing work.
I have achieved what I wanted to achieve in setting up and presenting an assortment of programs to show that it could be done and have some degree of success. The long term success of this endeavor is now in the hands of those people who want this type of program to continue and are willing to make commitments for that to happen.
As for me, I have other business matters that need to be attended to, but I will make myself and my resources available to some degree, depending upon the involvement of other people. AG
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.