Roseburg, Oregon: Oregon Movies in the Park Going Strong
Movies in the park going strong, gaining audience
Another big crowd showed at at the Stewart Park bandshell Saturday night, for the second of the Movies in the Park series. The event is sponsored by US Cellular and the Roseburg Parks Department, with movies on weekends in June. Even though the bandshell cover is not up yet after the storm damage a couple of weeks ago, the inflatable screen was set up on the bandshell pad.
The movie watchers gather on the bank with chairs and blankets to watch the movie just as they do for the Music on the Half Shell. The movies start about 9:30 p.m., but there was a bit of a glitch on Saturday night because of the baseball game going on next door at Legion Field. The bright lights made it tough to see the movie until the lights were turned off. Organizers say the crowd was bigger than the first night's event.
There was face painting and snacks available, and some even did their own barbecues. The Saturday night movie was E.T. The next two movies will be on Friday nights at Stewart Park.
By Dan Bain