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Monday, June 13, 2011

Film on the Rocks




There is nothing that sings a summer night like Film on the Rocks. This is the 12th season and each year it becomes more popular. Some shows completely sell out the entire amphitheater which seats 9,450 people. And if it’s not sold out, it’s always a packed house. This year 13 films will be screened through August 22nd.

Crowds take the theme of the movie seriously and often times dress for the occasion. Foot Loose played on June 6th and you betcha leg warmers stacked up against each other as people stretched their legs out along the over sized bleachers and had already kicked off their Sunday shoes. Or in this case, Tuesday shoes. You know this is an audience favorite by the hooting and hollering of the crowd when Kevin Bacon takes off for his dance solo in an old warehouse. Funny comments are belted throughout the show and it seems like everyone watching is a big group of friends.

Show nights vary but before every movie there is a chance for more entertainment. Concerts and comedians kick off the show shorty after doors open at 6:30. At dusk it’s time to tuck into the blanket or soak up the breeze. Food is welcome inside, just no glass containers. Tickets for the movie only are twelve dollars. If you have some extra dollars sitting aside you can take a party bus there for 50 dollars, or pay 30 dollars and that includes a pre-party complete with cocktails and dinner at the Trading Post.

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