Screen on the Green Starts May 29

Atlanta’s much anticipated summer classic film festival, Screen on the Green, hosted by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Peachtree TV, in conjunction with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, will return for a ninth season, May 29 – June 26 in Centennial Olympic Park. At sunset each Thursday, Screen on the Green will present a free outdoor showing of a classic film on a 45-by-24-foot movie screen.

I feel (not the good kind of) funny about SotG being a) in COP and b) not brought to me by TCM.

I’m sure I’ll get over it.

The lineup:
Thursday, May 29th– Jaws
Thursday, June 5th – Big Mama’s House
Thursday, June 12th – Chicago
Thursday, June 19th– E.T.
Thursday, June 26th – Viewers’ choice of Back to the Future, Footloose, or Rocky

Other fine print from The Man:
The films start at sundown (approximately 9PM)
Come early to reserve your space, bring a picnic dinner, your family and friends.
ABSOLUTELY no pets, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers allowed!! Please leave all high-backed chairs, grills, umbrellas home. Bags will be searched (help! I’m being oppressed!)

Screen on the Green plans to return to Piedmont Park once drought subsides.

Soooooooooooo…are you going this year?

5 Comments so far

  1. abby on May 6th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

    I’d think about Jaws or ET or Back to the Future (BTF 1 and 2 are regular shows at my house). Not sure about Centennial Park, VERY unsure about the alcohol ban.

    I was wondering if alcoholic beverages were an "official" no before — did they just look the other way? Why would the change in venue mean such a difference? Honestly, I’m not sure many of my friends would be interested in an alcohol-free Screen on the Bricks. And Chicago? Big Momma’s House? Meh. I liked the classics before, Sound of Music and the Birds? Awesome. And Ferris Bueller and Willy Wonka were fun.

    SOTG was cool because it was actually a fun atmosphere for everyone — I generally run screaming away from family-friendly places or events. But Thursday nights in the park were enjoyable for young, old, singles, couples, gay, straight, local, otp’ers, etc. My only complaint was traffic when I lived over there – maybe since they can’t carry all that alcohol, people might take marta to Centennial?

    I predict a sad demise for Screen on the Green. Maybe next year we can go back to Piedmont. :(


  2. Stephanie (locaboca) on May 6th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    I ditto the funny feeling about it being at COP this year…it just won’t be the same. However, the viewer’s choice vote is done, according to the Peachtree TV website, and Footloose won. That, in all honesty, may be the only one I choose to go see only because I never saw it at the theatre as a kid. But again, still just a maybe.


  3. dovetail on May 7th, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    OK… I’m a few days late… any word on Flicks on 5th this year? Aren’t there a few other parks around town with movies?


  4. drew on May 7th, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    Abby – it will be back at Piedmont next year, this is a one-time deal due to the drought. Also, I believe that outside alcohol is always banned at centennial park due to vendor contracts with distributors. Alcohol is allowed but you’ve gotta buy it from the vendors.

    I’ve gone to sotg nearly every year since it first started and will give this one a shot. I do like how easy it will be to take Marta so that’s a big plus.

    I can’t say that I’m thrilled about the lineup though – in what circle of Hell is Big Mama’s House a classic?!?

    I’ll try and make it for Chicago and think that Footloose should be fun. See you there :-)


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