By Kerstin Hall
With weather reports suggesting the equivalent of a minor hurricane descending on Grahamstown this Saturday, Cinema Under The Stars is boldly forging ahead with their planned second screening. The open air cinema experience will be hosted at Fiddlers’ Green this Friday night.
This time Cinema Under The Stars is increasing the range of the movies on offer. Starting the night with the animated hit, Frozen, the organizers plan to cater for younger viewers and families. Judging by the number of times I hear “Let it go” sung in residence showers, they might attract more Rhodes students than they bargained for.
The karaoke fest continues. Mamma Mia is the intermediate movie, still suitable for all ages at a certification of PG13, but probably aimed mostly at those who were around to enjoy Abba in the 70’s.
However, once those credits start rolling, it’s definitely time to send the kids back home to bed. Psycho’s up next. Naked women getting murdered in showers is probably not ideal viewing for the little ones.
Tickets are available at the gate – R30 for adults, R20 for students, scholars and pensioners, R15 for kids under 12. The event kicks off with Frozen at 6pm. The gates will open at 5pm, so if you want to get that prime picnic position, arrive early. Bring a load of blankets, hot chocolate (spiked with something warming?) and friends.
Feeling like making a kid happy? Of course you are. The Creative City Project is aiming to get 120 township school children to Cinema Under the Stars. Each kid is needs R50 to sing along to Frozen. This buys them a picnic supper, transport and a movie ticket. There will be a chaperone for the group. Businesses or individuals are asked to help out in making this possible. So donate. Contact Kate Davies on 046 603 1163 or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cold never bothered you anyway.