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Starlite Cinema

FilmScene Starlite Cinema presented by M. C. Ginsberg
6:00pm, Movies at dusk
Friday, October 19th, 2012
City Park

FilmScene Starlite Cinema presented by M.C. Ginsberg
Big Movies. Big Sound. Big Screen.

Friday, October 19 – Psycho

UPDATE: Due to Friday’s forecast calling for low temperatures and a good chance of rain, FilmScene Starlite Cinema presented by M.C. Ginsberg has cancelled this Friday’s screening of Psycho. There is no rain date for this screening. FilmScene would like to thank everyone who attended this exciting series, and especially these partners and sponsors for their support: M.C. Ginsberg, White Dog Auto, Raygun, Wedge Pizzeria, The Bijou Theatre, Schlafly Beer, 7G Distributing, John’s Grocery, Little Village, Press-Citizen, Iowa Public Radio, KRUI, Summer of the Arts, The City of Iowa City, Iowa City Senior Center, and UICCU. FilmScene’s next event will be Home Movie Day, hosted by the Iowa City Public Library on Saturday, October 20 at 1pm.

Previous shows:

Friday, September 14 – The Blues Brothers 

Friday, September 21 – Office Space

Friday, October 12 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

There will be stars in the sky and stars on-screen with the premiere of the FilmScene Starlite Cinema presented by M.C. Ginsberg, a new open-air movie series at the Riverside Festival Stage in City Park. Four Starlite shows — two in September and two in October — will each feature special pre-show entertainment, followed by movies at dusk.

FilmScene’s Starlite Cinema premieres on Friday, September 14 with a screening of the classic musical comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-show performance by Iowa bluesman Kevin “BF” Burt. Tickets are $5, which includes the movie, pre-show music and free popcorn.

The series will feature an expanded drink menu with soda plus wine, cider and craft beer offerings on tap from Schlfly Beer. In addition to popcorn, and a selection of candy, moviegoers can also buy pizza slices from The Wedge Pizzeria.

Screenings will be projected via high-definition video on a 20-foot wide inflatable screen placed on stage, complimented by a booming 5.1 surround sound system for a truly cinematic presentation. Moviegoers can recline in the venue’s tiered seating so everyone will have a good, intimate view of the show.

Headline Sponsor: M.C. Ginsberg

Additional Support from Bijou Cinema, The Wedge Pizzeria, Raygun, Whitedog Auto, Schlafly Beer, 7G Distributing, John’s Grocery, Little Village, Summer of the Arts, City of Iowa City, Iowa City Senior Center, UICCU, KRUI, Clear Channel Radio

FilmScene Starlite Cinema presented by M.C. Ginsberg schedule:

Friday, September 14
The Blues Brothers
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Sponsored by Whitedog Auto
Preshow: Blues music with Kevin Burt, classic Saturday Night Live Blues Brothers clips

Friday, September 21
Office Space
Sponsored by Raygun
Preshow: Printer smash! Flair contests!

Friday, October 12
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Sponsor: Wedge Pizza
Preshow: Mashed potato sculpture contest, and more! 

Friday, October 19
Psycho
Sponsored by The Bijou Cinema
Preshow: Psycho photo booth!

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