2007 Liberty Lands Lawnchair Drive-In Schedule
LOCATION: Liberty Lands Park – 3rd and Wildey
Movie start times are approximate (based on sunset). The movies begin at DUSK. Movies are cancelled on rainy nights.
Tuesday, June 19 , 9:00 p.m. IT
(1927) Silent film star Clara Bow was the charmingly daring role model for a hole generation of Jazz Age flappers. Forever known as The ‘It’ Girl, Bow still electrifies the screen, 80 years later, in this light hearted comedy. Silent, with recorded musical accompaniment.
Tuesday, June 26 9:00 p.m. THE MUMMY
(1932) In honor of King Tut’s visit, we present the first and by far the best mummy movie. Millions spent on special effects in later remakes don’t hold a candle to Boris Karloff in a little make up and a grimly grim grimace. There will be a Tut-alicious BBQ before showtime. Braised Karnak snacks? Bloodless pharaoh brats? Seriously amazing Tut prize to be awarded to the best realized recipe, so bring it on!
Tuesday, July 3 9:00 p.m. THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH
(1964) Also known as INVASION OF THE ZOMBIES. So bad it’s fab: surrender to the delicious awfulness of a genuinely horrific bottom-of-the-bill groan fest. Atomic monsters, bikinis galore, and lots of rock and roll music by the Del Aires. In a nod to our habit of stretching the July 4th holiday over a whole week, a Zombie Walk will precede the showing, starting at the gravesites of famous Founding Fathers in Old City, and winding its way to Liberty Lands Park. Come dressed as Zombie Ben Franklin, Zombie John Afrika, Zombie Jessica Savitch, Zombie Father Devine, Zombie Ethel Barrymore!
Tuesday, July 10 9:00 p.m. THE IN-LAWS
(1979) Considered by many to be one of the funniest comedies to ever hit the screen, this cult classic stars Alan Arkin and Peter Falk in an angst drenched romp that takes off and never lets go.
Tuesday, July 17 8:45 p.m. THE ATOMIC KID
(1954) Uranium prospector Mickey Rooney is an instant celebrity after accidentally wandering close to an atomic test and living to tell the tale. Mix in Russian spies and peanut butter sandwiches, and you should expect an odd slice of post war Americana in the vein of Francis, The Talking Mule.
Tuesday, July 24 8:45 p.m. THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE
(1958) Czech filmmaker Karl Zeman combines live action and animation into one of the most beautifully crafted and strangely exciting visual adventures of the mid-century era. Yes, we want you to come out and enjoy cool, corny crapola like The Atomic Kid, but make sure you invite friends and family to this gem.
Tuesday, July 31 8:30 p.m. RAINBOW ‘ROUND MY SHOULDER
(1952) A gorgeous Technicolor musical vehicle for the recently departed and much beloved Frankie Laine. Music fans of all kinds should come out just to hear Ol’ Leather Lungs belt out a string of numbers and this’ll be a great opportunity to toast the passing of an old friend.
Tuesday, August 7 8:30 p.m. SON OF KONG
(1933) Yes, Son Of Kong! A worthy, charming sequel to the great King Kong. Rarely seen nowadays, most of the original cast returns to Monster Island and are surprised by the offspring of the late King. Junior is certainly easier to get along with! Same stop animation team breathes life into our oversized distant cousin. Bring the family!
Tuesday, August 14 8:30 p.m. WARGAMES
(1983) Matthew Broderick stars in this film that still defines the computer hacker genre. Nominated for three Oscars, WARGAMES still holds up as a solid teen edge drama. Fans of early 80s computer technology will find much to delight in this film, as well. Pre film music will be provided by 8-BIT technology sound stylists from around the Delaware Valley.
Tuesday, August 21 8:15 p.m. THE KID BROTHER
(1927) Simply one of the greatest silent comedies of all time, this tour de force by Harold Lloyd is a wonderful way to wrap up a great season of The Lawn Chair Drive-In!