The Concho Christmas Celebration light show along the Concho River has a new attraction this year: an outdoor movie series. The group that organizes the lights was one of 12 local nonprofits that received grants Wednesday from the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. The grants are awarded annually for programming and activities that enrich the cultural life of area residents, said Tara Rainey, the council's executive director.
Concho Christmas Celebration will use its $1,500 grant to buy a trailer to transport a large projection screen for outdoor movies, said Marilyn Flage, who works with the Christmas group. The idea is that the projection screen can eventually be used for outdoor movies throughout the year.
Rick Whitworth, station manager at KCSA-FM (95.7), said the projection screen will be 15 feet by 20 feet and will be set up on El Paseo de Santa Angela. This season, Christmas cartoons likely will be shown while the lights are open for visitors.
Eventually, Whitworth said, the group may show feature-length films while the lights are turned on.
Flage said the screen will be set up on the Paseo to serve as a grand finale to the 12 days of Christmas lights. A live Nativity scene using actors and animals will be set up nearby.
From "San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council hands out $69K to 12 local groups" by Jayna Boyle. Read full article at: http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2008/dec/04/san-angelo-cultural-affairs-council-hands-out-to/